Thursday, November 10, 2005

A New Congress in 2006?

In the middle of a Wall Street Journal analysis (look for the paragraph that starts "Republicans have lost the upper hand") of this week's election results is this nugget:
For the first time since the Republican congressional landslide [in 1994], a majority of respondents say it's time to replace their member of Congress.
This has always been the problem with polling on whether the electorate wants a Republican or Democrat controlled Congress: Most congressional seats are considered "safe" because of gerrymandering, and people would gladly vote out the congress-critters in every other district but their own.

If the WSJ/NBC poll is to be believed, there may be a trend away from this condition, which is encouraging for the prospects of regaining Democratic control of Congress.

Maybe there's hope for those articles of impeachment, after all.


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