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Most Voters Think House GOP Likely To Disappoint By 2012, Rasmussen Reports

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 11/03/10 12:51 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

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The polling firm Rasmussen is out with a relatively shocking poll given the results of yesterday's election. Here's the gist:

Hold the celebration. Most voters expected Republicans to win control of the House of Representatives on Election Day, but nearly as many expect to be disappointed with how they perform by the time the 2012 elections roll around.


A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds, in fact, that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that most voters will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress before the next national elections. That includes 38% who say it is Very Likely.

More details here. And before you question whether Rasmussen has a Democratic bias, note Nate SIlver's observation about their election polls last night:

"Rasmussen polls quite consistently turned out to overstate the standing of Republicans tonight. Of the roughly 100 polls released by Rasmussen or its subsidiary Pulse Opinion Research in the final 21 days of the campaign, roughly 70 to 75 percent overestimated the performance of Republican candidates, and on average they were biased against Democrats by 3 to 4 points."

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