John King, USA

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October 11th, 2010
01:15 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Twenty-two days from an important election and there is more evidence today you don't think there will be much of a difference regardless of the outcome. In our new poll, 64 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Democratic congressional leaders are doing; 66 percent disapprove of the performance of GOP congressional leaders. Americans are evenly split on whether GOP control of Congress would help the economy; 56 percent of Americans answer "no" when asked if continued Democratic control would lead to policies that improve the economy. So I guess that counts as a GOP edge on the economy, though hardly something to brag about. On to the bullet points: Mario's observations suggest he sees a few glimmers of Democratic hope, while Erick sees what he considers White House hypocrisy and signs of Democratic trouble in Nevada and at the grassroots. Enjoy your day.
-CNN's John King

Talk Show Host and Online Editor of MyLatinoNews.com Mario Solis-Marich:
Awakening: There is a nationwide trend of GOP candidates hiding from their opponents and public appearances because they have discovered that they lose points the more voters hear from them.
Revelation: John Boehner is privately admitting to key donors that the GOP will probably not take control of the House of Representatives.
Karma: California GOP Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman polls drop like a rock as Latino voters tell her "We don't know you, you don't know us".

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
(1) Barack Obama, David Axelrod, etc. call the Chamber of Commerce a 'threat to our democracy' for having foreign corporations as dues paying members, though their money does not get spent on political advocacy. Meanwhile, Barack Obama is the largest recipient of money from British Petroleum. Guess he's a threat to our democracy as well.

(2) The Democrats in Nevada are suddenly panicked that Harry Reid just might get beaten.

(3) Remember that "One Nation" march in Washington two weekends ago. It was supposed to be larger than the 8/28 Beck rally, but wasn't. It was sponsored by various openly communist and socialist groups supporting the Obama agenda. Don't remember it? Haven't seen it reported much? This, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call the 'enthusiasm gap.'


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