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CNN Poll: Voters Are Angry







” Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows.

  Democrats are battling to try and save the Senate majority, while hoping to prevent more losses in the House, which the GOP controls by a 234 to 201 margin.

  In the Senate, Republicans need a net gain of six seats, and several state polls in the past month of contested races show that Democrats are in danger of losing control of the majority, and thus Congress. Currently, Democrats control the Senate by a 55-45 margin with two of those seats held by independents that align themselves politically with Democrats.

  The CNN/ORC poll shows that 30% of Americans are “very angry” and 38% are “somewhat angry” about the way things are going in the country, while 31% expressed “no anger” at all. CNN Polling Director Keating Holland notes the 31% of “very angry” Americans matches the mood of the country in 2010 when Republicans took back control of the House. “


  Mind you , that’s a poll with +11 weighting for the Dems . Anyone believe Dem turnout will overwhelm Repubs by that kind of number ? Keep in mind the enthusiasm factor



… With Some VERY Interesting Statistics


” CNN has released a poll showing that Obama and Romney are all tied up, with both receiving 49 percent of the vote among likely voters. This is good news showing that Romney has a very legitimate chance of winning this election, right? Well, consider some of the stats of the poll…

Among those likely voters, 41% described themselves as Democrats, 29% described themselves as Independents, and 30% described themselves as Republicans.


Democrats are given a +11 margin in the poll, 41 – 30? You must be kidding me.

Furthermore, as Twitchy points out:

There’s more. The poll shows Mitt Romney beating President Obama among Independents 59-37, an incredible 22-point lead.

Does anyone seriously believe Romney can win Indies by more than 20 points and still come out tied in the popular vote? ” 

It Comes Down To The Independents

As pointed out by Joel Pollak at Big Government, the latest CNN national poll of likely voters has some very good news for those of you following poll fundamentals, as opposed to topline percentages. Mitt Romney is has a commanding 22% lead among Independents. This is a post-Hurricane Sandy poll, so any talk of a big Obama bounce among Independents appears to be wishful thinking on the part of the Obama camp.

The following shows the voting choice for the various party affiliations:


Total 49%
Democrat 93%
Independent 37%
Republican 1%


Total 49%
Democrat 5%
Independent 59%
Republican 99%

Both Romney and Obama have locked up their core (though Romney has a slight advantage in party defection), but the difference in Independents is striking.

Allahpundit points us to some possible good news.

” A rare case in which a news outlet actually tries to undermine its own poll by pointing out
problems in its methodology . Is that because it’s terrible for the Unicorn Prince or because, to be
fair, it’s hard to draw any conclusions from numbers these vague?

   I’m not putting any stock in it but let’s blog it anyway. After last week’s SCOTUS groin-punch,
we need something to be happy about. “