Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Republican Uptick? I Think Not

Over the past couple of weeks, the Corker bloggers have been touting national polls which they say show an uptick in support for Republicans this fall at the ballot box.

However, I am not sure what they are looking at as the past several polls that have been released showed Democrats winning big this fall:

FOX/Opinion Dynamics 9/26-27/06
  • Democratic 49% Republican 38% Democrats +11
Diageo/Hotline 9/24-26/06
  • Democratic 43% Republican 33% Democrats +10
CNN 9/22-24/06
  • Democratic 55% Republican 42% Democrats +13
CBS/New York Times 9/15-19/06
  • Democratic 50% Republican 35% Democrats +15
Further, on the state level here in Tennessee, the most recent reliable polls have shown Congressman Ford either within the margin of error of Bob Corker or beating him by several points.

  • September 5th, 2006: Corker 45% Ford 44% Corker +1
Benenson Strategy Group
  • August 21st, 2006: Corker 42% Ford 44% Ford +2
  • September 25th 2006: Corker 39% Ford 46% Ford +7
Survey USA
  • September 11th, 2006: Corker 45% Ford 48% Ford +3
Let the Corker folks and the Republican continue to talk about how good things are and how their stock is rising.

The truth is, things are not that great and folks are struggling. And they can blame no one but the Republicans as they are the ones who have controlled every branch of government over the past few years.

People are ready for a change, not more of the same.

That will be shown on November 7th.