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CNN Exit Poll: Dems Might Want to Temper the Investigation Rhetoric

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Will the sober Democrats listen to the people who just helped put them in charge of the House? Can they control their baser instincts? 

 

Anyone hear CNN talking heads discuss this last night? 

 

Exit polls: Majority of voters say Russia investigation 'politically motivated'

by Philip Klein  | November 07, 2018 12:09 AM

 

A majority of voters in the House elections view the Russia investigation as "politically motivated," according to CNN exit polls, while a plurality disapprove of special counsel Robert Mueller's handling of it. 

 

Specifically, 54 percent of voters said the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with President Trump's campaign was "politically motivated" compared with just 41 percent who said it was "mostly justified." 

 

Meanwhile, 46 percent said they disapproved of Mueller's handling of the investigation, compared with 42 percent who approved

 

Again, these numbers were based on a survey of the electorate that just delivered control of the House to Democrats. 

 

The numbers were even more stark in some of the states with highly-contested Senate races. For instance, in Indiana, where Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly lost to Republican challenger Mike Braun, 61 percent said the Russia investigation was "politically motivated." 

 

The Russia investigation has dominated headlines for about two years and initially seemed like it was going to be a key part of Democratic campaigns. Even some Republicans were fearing a nightmare scenario in which Mueller issues a damning report just ahead of the election. But when push came to shove, Russia was largely absent from the campaign trail this year as candidates focused on traditional campaign issues such as taxes, healthcare, and immigration. 

 

The polling numbers provide a warning sign to House Democrats and their leader (for now), Rep. Nancy Pelosi. A restive base has been hungry for more aggressive oversight on Russia and even impeachment, but should Democrats pursue such a path, it could alienate independent voters and play right into the hands of Trump going into the 2020 elections. This could thus emerge as a difficult needle to thread for the incoming majority.

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1 min ago, tomkaz said:

Will the sober Democrats listen to the people who just helped put them in charge of the House? Can they control their baser instincts? 

 

No.  They are drooling and its full steam ahead

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Ed Rendell’s piece got quite a bit of attention. It will be interesting to see if the mature Dems can hold back the worst instinct of the TDS brigade. 

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Just now, tomkaz said:

Ed Rendell’s piece got quite a bit of attention. It will be interesting to see if the mature Dems can hold back the worst instinct of the TDS brigade. 

What mature Democrats?     :headscratch:

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4 hours ago, makorider said:

 

No.  They are drooling and its full steam ahead

 

Oh, you better believe it.  I had a HUGE 'man on the street' day today, and it was telling. 

 

 

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18 mins ago, RiverRaider said:

Wake me when they Impeach Trump... or if Ginsberg or that other woman on the SCOTUS dies...

 

Otherwise my plan is to tune out till 2020

 

It may be a good plan.  

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5 hours ago, makorider said:

 

No.  They are drooling and its full steam ahead

Was watching MSNBC and CNN today (it's like reading the opposing teams playbook) 

Every time I'd flip one on It's was investigate investigate investigate

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11 hours ago, Bob fishhead Sproul said:

Wait till the dirt obtained by prior investigations of D's gets put to some good use!  There's a reason BHO and Hillary were never charged ... waiting for the right moment ;)

Hope the New AG goes down this Path

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Dems can't control themselves any more than Trump can.  The idea that Nancy or Maxine are less loss canons than Trump is ridiculous.  Or that Diane or Corey have a single more ethical bone in her bodies than Donald is just comedy gold.

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18 hours ago, tomkaz said:

Will the sober Democrats listen to the people who just helped put them in charge of the House? Can they control their baser instincts? 

 

Anyone hear CNN talking heads discuss this last night? 

 

Exit polls: Majority of voters say Russia investigation 'politically motivated'

That was a good thought about governing. Except, Trump changed the landscape yesterday. Him and nobody else.

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Slo mo Saturday night massacre yesterday.  Of course the house is going to pursue conclusion of Mueller investigation.  “Let’s put the guy from CNN who called it a witch hunt in charge”.   

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