Taking Bets: How Badly Will Dems Screw Up?

Now that the Democratic Party has a strong advantage over Republicans when it comes to swing voters – and now that fewer people identify as Republican – how long will it take the Dems to throw it all away? How long will it take for the average democratic voter to recognize that their support is wholly taken for granted?

From the Pew Research Center:

The balance of party identification in the American electorate now favors the Democratic Party by a decidedly larger margin than in either of the two previous presidential election cycles.

In 5,566 interviews with registered voters conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press during the first two months of 2008, 36% identify themselves as Democrats, and just 27% as Republicans.

The share of voters who call themselves Republicans has declined by six points since 2004, and represents, on an annualized basis, the lowest percentage of self-identified Republican voters in 16 years of polling by the Center.

The Democratic Party has also built a substantial edge among independent voters. Of the 37% who claim no party identification, 15% lean Democratic, 10% lean Republican, and 12% have no leaning either way.

Interesting Search Terms Lately

Welcome to slow news Friday.

It’s tough to keep up with all statistics for Page One but occasionally we’ll spot some interesting search or keyword phrases used to land on the site.

Here are a few from the past month:

“jim cauley” indictment – 12 searches

steve henry miss america – 64 searches

jim bunning is crazy – 5 searches

bill yung kentucky governor campaign – 55 searches

greg fischer finance staff – 29 searches

larry clark secret relationship – 4 searches

heather french henry sued – 21 searches

“vote buying” “30th district senate” – 167 searches

mike cassaro + ted – 19 searches

steve beshear lied bill yung – 14 searches

boswell gay site:pageonekentucky.com – 11 searches

jacob payne kentucky photograph – 55 searches (just email me if you wanna see how skinny I am these days, or friend me on Facebook like a normal stalker)

“nick phelps” obama – 1,271 searches

January Was Record Month for Visitors

It’s not often that we gloat or pat ourselves on the back (okay, at least publicly… cause you know our egos are giant in private situations). So it’s only appropriate that we do so on a slow news day.

Thanks to our advertisers who have included: Bluegrass Freedom Fund, Bryan S. Bush, Draft Horne, Cascade Broadcasting, Kentucky Democratic Party, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Louisville History & Issues, Louisville Originals, Sannie Overly, et al. They believed in us from the get-go and have stood by us. And the dollars they spent paid off heavily with hundreds of thousands of prolonged ad views.

More importantly, thank you to our readers. We had no idea it was possible to make Page One a success in just seven short months. We did it with your help and remain forever grateful. Your readership, participation, tips, suggestions, assistance. It’s you, the everyday Kentuckian, who will change the face of the Bluegrass State for the better. We heart you for making this political scandal sheet possible.

Just wanted to take a moment to share some statistics to give you an idea of just how successful we have been. Who knew it was possible? We reached our 2,000,000th visitor near the end of January and it’s been steady since then.

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Beshear’s Approval Rating

SurveyUSA just released polling data indicating that Governor Steve Beshear has a positive 62% approval and 27% disapproval rating. Quite a swing from Ernie Fletcher’s end of term numbers of 32% approval and 64% disapproval.

Interesting to note that Beshear has the highest disapproval rate (33%) with those aged 18 to 34.

Of those who approve of Beshear, the environment, Iraq, education and the economy are the top issues for presidential candidates in 2008. Among those who disapprove, terrorism, social security, immigration and health care top the list of most important.

Kentuckians more racist than sexist?

Who knows. But let’s look at the latest Survey USA results for POTUS.

More people would vote for Hillary Clinton over a Republican (except McCain) than Barack Obama:

Giuliani vs. Clinton – Clinton 47%, Giuliani 45%, Undecided 8%
Romney vs. Clinton – Clinton 48%, Romney 44%, Undecided 8%
Huckabee vs. Clinton – Clinton 47%, Huckabee 46%, Undecided 7%
McCain vs. Clinton – Clinton 44%, McCain 50%, Undecided 6%

Giuliani vs. Obama – Obama 40%, Giuliani 50%, Undecided 11%
Romney vs. Obama – Obama 40%, Romney 46%, Undecided 14%
Huckabee vs. Obama – Obama 38%, Huckabee 51%, Undecided 11%
McCain vs. Obama – Obama 35%, McCain 53%, Undecided 12%

Margin of Error – 4.3%

Interesting that John Edwards has all but disappeared in the media.

Oh. And McConnell’s approval ratings are up and apparently money (or having none of it) is more important than the war.

The Gays Really Are Taking Over

Not only are the gays ruling the world from San Francisco and New York City (and Hollywood) but they’re flooding Kentucky. More than 10,000 couples identified themselves as the gay in Kentucky last year. That’s 12 times more than in 1990. RUN!!!

It’s really part of a national trend toward openness. More and more people feel safer in America and are beginning to let the government know via census data. Now that the heathen libruls have taken over almost 60% of Americans have the audacity to support such immorality. Totally ruining our valuable gay cards during election years.

Don’t worry, though, most of the gays in Kentucky have decided to empty out their closets in rainbow-colored Louisville. The city has experienced 151% increases in homo-satan couples since 2000. The gays have even taken over city government with as many as three holding elected office. The horrors!

If ever you’ve feared a major redecoration or intense scrutiny of your Ugg boots… or maybe your bad comb-over or that ugly double-breasted jacket? Now’s the time to hide. Protect yourself Betty Bowers-style because the end of morality is near! This guy is so taking over.