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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tide Is Turning Against Democrats

A couple recent polls show that it isn't just Barack Obama who is seeing his polls numbers plummet but Congress is as well. A pattern is starting to emerge with each additional poll and the last two are following along that same pattern.

NPR finds that while Republicans on the issues still are rating lower than Democrats on specific issues, for the first time since the 2007 and 2009 elections, we are seeing Democrats losing ground fast.

Despite the overwhelming unhappiness with a Congress now dominated by Democrats, those polled said the majority was slightly better than the minority at addressing the nation's priorities. On a scale of zero (very bad) to 10 (very good), those polled gave the Democrats an average of 4.4, the Republicans an average of 3.9. The Democrats got a rating of 5 or below from 61 percent; the GOP got a rating of 5 or below from 75 percent.

The so-called generic ballot question was also very close. Asked whether they would support a Democrat or a Republican for Congress in 2010 if the election were held today, 42 percent said they would choose a Democrat and 43 percent a Republican, a difference well within the poll's margin of error (plus or minus 3.4 percentage points for each number in each question).

This is also interesting from the same poll:

Greenberg and Bolger found that 38 percent considered the country to be going in the "right direction," while 54 percent saw it on the "wrong track." But that 15-point negative reading was the least negative of any NPR poll in more than year. The portion saying "wrong track" had been nearly 90 percent in the NPR poll done in the fall of 2008.

The second one I saw today was Rasmussen with more bad news for the Democrats:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 42% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 39% would opt for their Democratic opponent.

Watching Democrats fighting with each other with the far left liberals trying to spew out only Obama party lines and the moderates trying to rein in the more aggressively progressive liberals and their massive spending, is like watching a freak show and wondering what the hell is going on and how these temper tantrum throwing children were voted in to run a country the size of America.

The more interesting question that keeps popping up in my mind is this "how did the Democrats manage to screw up such a huge lead in favorability in such a short amount of time?"