October 5, 2006

CONGRESSMEN CAN BURY PAGES UNDER THE HOUSE, AS LONG AS THE ECONOMY IS HUMMING:

Dow hits third record close (Associated Press, 10/05/06)

Wall Street rose modestly Thursday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight record high close as investors responded to upbeat retail sales and jobless claims figures.

The Dow closed at 11,866.69, according to preliminary calculations, surpassing the record of 11,850.61 set Wednesday. The blue chip index traded up to 11,870.06, which stands as its trading high.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 5, 2006 4:48 PM
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Maybe you're right. Then again:

SurveyUSA. 10/2-4. Likely voters. MoE 4.6% (9/25-27 results)


Reynolds (R) 45 (45)
Davis (D) 50 (43)

Tom Reynolds, the guy who talked Foley into running for reelection after Foley told him he wanted to retire, down seven points in a week.

TIME:
Two-thirds of Americans aware of the congressional-page sex scandal believe Republican leaders tried to cover it up — and one quarter of them say the affair makes them less likely to vote for G.O.P. candidates in their districts come November....

Posted by: Rick Perlstein at October 5, 2006 6:53 PM

CONGRESSMEN CAN BURY PAGES UNDER THE HOUSE

Is THAT where Gary Condit put the body?

Posted by: kevin whited at October 5, 2006 6:54 PM

...late breaking news--worse than we thought:

http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2006/oct/05/new_davis_internal_poll_reynolds_trailing_by_eight

New Davis Internal Poll: Reynolds Trails By Eight
By Greg Sargent | bio
NRCC chief Tom Reynolds is trailing Dem challenger Jack Davis by a startling eight points in a new internal poll paid for by Davis and conducted by Stanley Greenberg's polling firm. The poll shows Davis beating Reynolds 50%-42%. Foleygate appears to have taken a serious toll on Reynolds: The poll -- which was conducted on Oct. 3rd and 4th and will be released later this afternoon -- finds that Reynolds' favorability rating is 29%. A SurveyUSA poll released earlier today found that Reynolds had slipped five points behind Davis, a sizeable shift from only a week ago, when a Sept. 29 poll showed Reynolds slightly ahead.

Posted by: Rick Perlstein at October 5, 2006 6:55 PM

Rick - a poll at the height of the scandal shows damage. Surprise surprise.

Wait 1-2 weeks when Foleygate, like all the other Dem sponsored gates, is nowhere to be found except on the Chris Matthews show and we'll see how the polls look.

Posted by: AWW at October 5, 2006 8:00 PM

Keep hope alive Rick. (How does he post comments from the depths of the Bushco gulag? Will we ever know?)

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 5, 2006 8:19 PM

Give poor Rick a break. These overhyped scandals are all leftists can talk about openly any more. Ever see him post on any subtantive issue?

Posted by: djs at October 5, 2006 8:23 PM

Mr. P, Check Drudge before continuing hyperventilating.

Posted by: erp at October 5, 2006 9:49 PM

Yes, Rick, and watch out for Bad News Friday, possibly involving a couple of bloggers who may have, shall we say, extortion issues. Not to mention, possible withholding of evidence issues.

Posted by: Brad S at October 5, 2006 9:53 PM

Heck, John Kerry led by five in polls of actual voters on Election Day 2004. Pollsters are theys. We lie to them.

Posted by: oj at October 5, 2006 10:10 PM

An internal poll conducted by Clinton's pollster! Reynolds must resign immediately so Lautenberg can replace him on the ballot!

Posted by: Bob at October 6, 2006 9:55 AM
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