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Friday, October 14, 2005

New Poll Shows DeLay Slipping in Texas District

Despite embattled Rep. Tom DeLay's aggressive attempt to spin his way out of his mounting legal troubles, his poll numbers are dropping in his home district, according to a SurveyUSA poll commissioned by Houston's KPRC-TV.

DeLay has blamed the Democrats, Travis County DA Ronnie Earle, and just about anyone else he can think of for the multiple Congressional admonishings and two conspiracy indictments he's been hit with. But it's not working. He's losing critical support among his constituents in the 22nd district, 40% of whom believe he should now resign from Congress, according to the poll conducted last week. This is the highest number recorded since polling began five months ago. His approval rating is at 42%.

The candidacy of Democratic challenger Nick Lampson gets stronger each day, and DeLay clearly is vulnerable. Lampson is a four-term Texas Congressman edged out in Delay's 2003 redistricting scheme. Andy


  • At 1:33 PM, Anonymous mMom said…

    Yes, I have every hope that the people of Texas, as well as the rest of the US will kick the thieves out of the Houses of the People. But will they still hang in there to finish the job they started? I think they will, unless we act QUICKLY to prevent Voter Fraud. No doubt these criminals who are tearing down my country are not sweating too much, as they know they have the next election in the bag. Unless we get busy now.

  • At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tom DeLay is (unfortunately) my Representative.
    I have never liked the guy and certainly never voted for him (or the rest of this crooked administration.)

    We must do everything possible to get this guy out of office.

    Check out It's listed as ground zero for Tom Delay. (Not affiliated, just like the commentary.)


  • At 3:25 PM, Anonymous johnny said…

    Mmom is correct, we MUST get our voting house in order before 2006 or once again you'll see the same results as 2000 and 2004. Voting without a paper trail has to stop NOW!

  • At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The district attorney who has indicted DeLay is from Austin, not Dallas.

  • At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What more evil must this purported Christian do before the 40+% who approve of him wake up to his vile behavior? In the simplest terms, he's the bad guy. Get rid of him, Sugarland. You're being made a fool of in the eyes of Texans, Americans and the rest of the world.

  • At 4:48 PM, Blogger The Ostroy Report said…

    "The district attorney who has indicted DeLay is from Austin, not Dallas."

    Of course. I knew that...really I did....I swear...
    Thanks for the catch.

  • At 6:51 PM, Blogger Cch092775 said…

    With his clever lawyer DeGuerin and contact with influencial higher-ups Delay might walk....but I pray that he gets what he deserves....the longest possible sentence because if that should happen it would show the country and the world that no one is above the law.

  • At 2:26 AM, Anonymous serena1313 said…

    Thank goodness deLay's poll numbers are slipping. However the catch is that he has positioned government officials in both houses who will continue his legacy. Theretofore his influence stays even if he goes.

    While this nation is facing a formidable and daunting task it requires the strength and fortitude of every person. This may sound unusual, but what if republicans and democrats alike join together in an effort to remove the corruption, fraud, waste and abuse that beseeches our federal government. Together we can also find a new leader (regardless of party) that will restore dignity and integrity to the Office of the US President while we simultaneously work to solve the issue of the voting machines. There is not much time left to do much about it.

    Otherwise what chance is there to change the atmosphere that prevails in Washington.

  • At 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    While I believe the GOP is on the run, I also believe that they still have major damage in the works for the country and us citizens. I'm with Serina 1313 on the voting machine issue. This controversy needs to be cleared up with investigations, arrests, convictions, and whatever it takes to get the corruption out.


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