NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Democratic gains

via Yahoo!

The number of Americans calling themselves Republican has fallen to its lowest level in more than two-and-a-half years. Just 31.9% of American adults now say they're affiliated with the GOP. That's down from 37.2% in October 2004 and 34.5% at the beginning of 2006. These results come from Rasmussen Reports tracking surveys of 15,000 voters per month and have a margin of sampling error smaller than a percentage point.

The number of Democrats has grown slightly, from 36.1% at the beginning of the year to 37.3% now.


As news like this becomes a weekly trend, one has to wonder what advantage the constituents of the thirteenth congressional district have in returning a weak Rep. Vito Fossella to an even weaker minority party in Congress.

2 Comments:

At 5:41 PM, Blogger tomrlutong said...

I've wondered about that also. There might be some milage in the "What does SI get by being the odd-man out" strategy.

We're about to be in a state with a dem gov and 2 dem senators, in a city with either 12/13 or 13/13 democrat congressman, and hopefully in a country with a democratic majority in congress.

Tell me, who's going to be able to take better care of NY-13?

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger me said...

If this seat flips to Dems, and the party is serious about hanging on to these Northeast seats one has to imagine that the party will work to help out these newly elected Dems and their districts, to show the change their constituents voted in.

 

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