A new set of post-shutdown polls, commissioned by MoveOn.org Political Action, show Democrats not only have an opportunity to take back the House of Representatives next year, but could win a sizable majority if voter anger over the shutdown carries into 2014.
Big news: Yesterday a deal finally emerged that would end the government shutdown and stop the U.S. from hitting the debt ceiling. This is a victory that MoveOn members helped create.
Once again, our nation’s economic health is being held hostage by Tea Party Republicans who insist on keeping Washington in a perpetual gridlock. MoveOn members have flocked to congressional offices across the country to hold demonstrations and tell Congress to “Stop the GOP Madness!”
New PPP surveys in GOP-held House districts, commissioned by MoveOn.org and conducted in the wake of the government shutdown, show Republicans are in serious danger in 29 of the 36 districts polled–making it clear that Republicans could easily lose control of the House if the next election were held today. Democrats must net 17 seats to reclaim the House. The surveys challenges the conventional wisdom that gerrymandering has put the House out of reach for Democrats and indicates the shutdown has significant electoral implications.
MoveOn members across the country hold nearly 60 events to #DemandAVote to reopen the government.
Once again, Senator Warren reminds us we are not a nation of quitters and has a stern message for the Tea Party.
We’ve had enough tea, thanks.