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Stunner: CNN Exit Polls Show Corruption as Top Issue

Posted on Nov 7, 2006
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From ThinkProgress

ENTER_ALT_TEXTCNN just released the first exit polls and, incredibly, corruption was the most important national issue on voters’ minds. Terrorism was No. 2; the economy No. 3; and Iraq No. 4. That’s almost unbelievable. Iraq has been the top issue in the polls for months, if not years.

(via ThinkProgress)


Americans are going to the polls Tuesday in midterm elections that will determine the balance of power in Congress, and early exit polls suggest that corruption is the top issue on voters’ minds.

The national exit polls also showed that voters had more than just local issues in mind, with 62 percent saying that national issues made the biggest difference with their votes and 33 percent citing local issues.

“They used to say that all politics was local. Not this time,” said CNN political analyst Bill Schneider.


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By RRoth, November 8, 2006 at 7:49 am Link to this comment
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No surprise to me!  The sad fact is, there’s no viable fix to the corruption and arrogance in D.C.  An extreme democracy makeover is urgently needed so that qualified people from the working class in America can represent their own people in D.C.  What, after all, do most of the wealthy, arrogant, entitled, lawyer reps in D.C. care or know of the struggles of working class people to support, raise and protect their own families?  More than ever, we have been reminded the last six years of this truth.  Asking those very reps to fix that problem is a joke.

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By james boffa, November 7, 2006 at 6:46 pm Link to this comment
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As a Canadian, I’m very concerned about this election and next.  If the USA is willing to invade Iraq to preserve their oil profits, how long will it be until they recognise the ease with which they could take over Canada’s resources.

Bushwa and Co. seem to have persuaded Americans that the Canadian border needs to be fortified.  I wonder if the Polish had similar feelings back in 1939 as they watched Germany ramp up the tension between the two countries?  Do you suppose Canada will “attack” the USA?

Perthaps I should be happy that many of the US military leaders are critical of the Bushwa administration’s handling of the war in Viet Nam (oops! I meant Iraq) but their criticism mainly seems to be that the war wasn’t prosecuted vigorously enough.

The Bush administration has repeatedly seen fit to criticize the Canadian government on issues such as the decriminalisation of marijuana and gay marriage.  Interestingly, 31 states have passed similar legislation.  It makes me wonder what is on the long term agenda for Canada.

I am not surprised at the rise of American Fascism.  I predicted that 9/11 would be Bush’s springboard for the curtailment of civil liberties. Secret prisons, torture, suspension of Habeus Corpus, etc.  No surprises there.

Can the USA ever claim a superior moral position again?  Not likely!

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By Quy Tran, November 7, 2006 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment
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Don’t vote stupid ! We already voted stupidly twice ! Voted for stupid, they’ll sit on the top our head then peeing down ! One more time, DON’T VOTE STUPID !

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