Bearing in mind DC's words just below this post, Ronald Reagan would be proud. Let's do this for the Gipper and toss the grifters out. The key is voter participation - get the vote out. This is absolutely imperative. In Gallup's own words:
Gallup's latest findings this morning predict Republicans will easily gain the necessary 39 seats to seize control of the House regardless of voter turnout. They predict a minimum GOP gain of 60 seats "with gains well beyond that possible." That kind of rout would be the worst shellacking of a president's party in a half-century.
So Code Red - broken glass mode - is being broadcast on all channels. Use your siren to clear the intersections and proceed when safe.
Republicans' turnout advantage is highlighted by two key questions used as part of Gallup's likely voter model. One asks Americans how much thought they have given to the upcoming elections; the other asks those who say they plan to vote how certain they are about voting.
The Oct. 28-31 poll finds that nationally, 75% of Republicans and independents who lean Republican are "absolutely certain" they will vote in the 2010 midterms, compared with 68% of Democrats. While these figures are not the only indicator of relative turnout strength -- this is just one question in Gallup's seven-item likely voter model -- the record-high seven-point gap between the parties is strongly indicative of a relative surge in GOP turnout.
This photo was just too delicious to pass up. Come Nov. 3rd, this car will hopefully be making the rounds in every State in the Union.