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  1. HD

    Talk about trying to manage low expectations. When even this administration's former mouthpiece admits how bad this election year will be for his party, it shows how Über-marginalized the leftists on PDXRadio have become.

    Rally around President Ebola all you want. You remain in a small and shriveling minority that is getting smaller by the day.

    "On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” former White House press secretary Jay Carney, now a CNN contributor, warned that his party is facing a bad election year with the midterm elections under a month away."

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 09:19 AM #
  2. duxrule

    When did you start believing what Jay Carney had to say?

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 09:21 AM #
  3. edselehr


    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 10:52 AM #
  4. HD

    So, Edselehr, with a clear majority of Americans disapproving of this administration, and with all the horrible things that have gone wrong with them in charge, what does that say about your continued support?

    No spin, please.

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 11:22 AM #
  5. Brianl

    Why should anyone give the time of day, much less anything else, to someone who is classless enough to insinuate that the Ebola virus is somehow the fault of President Obama?

    No spin please, Herb.

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 11:27 AM #
  6. edselehr

    I reject your question's premise, Herb. No spin.

    Give me five things this administration has done well (and there at *least* five things) and then we might be able to have a real conversation. Until then, I consider you a tinfoil-wearing O-hater that cannot be reasoned with.

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 12:15 PM #
  7. Andy_brown

    Herb is not going to have an intelligent conversation with you, edsel, period. He's trolling to satisfy his ego because right now, the administration is the prime target. Herb will definitely quiet down after the election, once he has to face the reality of nothing is going to change regardless of the outcome, which may not be so rightward as he is hoping.

    The wave of extremely biased Fox News polls is a sign that Republicans are losing battleground Senate races across the country.

    The Fox polls have Mitch McConnell leading Alison Lundergan Grimes 45%-41% in Kentucky, Pat Roberts leading Independent Greg Orman 44%-39%, Dan Sullivan leading Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska 44%-40%, Tom Cotton leading Mark Pryor in Arkansas 45%-39%, and Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall in Colorado 43%-37%.

    A deeper look at the polling itself reveals that Fox News made it easy to spot how they rigged the numbers for Republican candidates. The margin of error over is 3.5 points, but the margin of error for Democrats and Independents in each state ranges from 6-9 points. The margin of error for non-white and Latino voters was 8-9 points. If a poll underestimates non-white voters by eight to nine points, and lowers percentage of Democratic and Independent support by 6-9 points the result will be a series of polls that show Republicans way ahead.

    Harry Enten at FiveThrityEight wrote about the pro-Republican bias that is built into Fox News polls, “Fox News polls throughout this election cycle have had a fairly strong pro-Republican house effect, a measure of how a pollster’s results compare to other polls. For instance, Fox News’s generic ballot has shown Republicans up by seven percentage points among likely voters for two polls in a row, while the average pollster has shown Republicans up by 3 points. Looking at national and state data, Fox News currently has a +3.6 percentage-point pro-Republican house effect.”

    A look at the methodology for the latest Fox News polls reveals that the bias in polls seemed to have been amped up from 4 points to six points or more. The bias is worse that four point average that FiveThirtyEight had been using. The Fox News polls are another sure sign that Republicans are losing. Fox put out these polls in an attempt to shift the media storyline away from the Democrats’ growing momentum.

    The Fox News polls are absurdly biased. They don’t match up with any of the recent polling except for the other Republican leaning CNN/ORC and NBC News/Marist polls. Polling has become a partisan battlefield, and the impact of this change is that the numbers are less reliable than they used to be.

    Fox News tried to save the Republican Party, but all they accomplished was revealing the extreme bias behind their polling.

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 01:11 PM #
  8. stevethedj

    In a about one month. President Obama will start quacking as the rats jump ship and talk. Should be interesting. 8)

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 01:14 PM #
  9. HD

    "there at *least* five things..."

    Oh really? Says who?

    I reject your premise but already conceded this administration got Bin Laden.

    Wanna see real haters? Check out the left's posts about Mr. Bush.

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 01:15 PM #
  10. duxrule

    That's because Bush REALLY DID fuck things up.

    Posted on October 10, 2014 - 01:21 PM #