The death of the Republican Party and the dominance of the Democrats for the rest of time is now being challenged by the reality of our world. Americans are saying, “um… maybe we got it wrong last year.”
Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on eight out of 10 key electoral issues, including, for the second straight month, the top issue of the economy. They’ve also narrowed the gap on the remaining two issues, the traditionally Democratic strong suits of health care and education.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that voters trust the GOP more on economic issues 46% to 41%, showing little change from the six-point lead the party held last month. This is just the second time in over two years of polling the GOP has held the advantage on economic issues. The parties were close on the issue in May, with the Democrats holding a one-point lead.
Voters not affiliated with either party trust Republicans more to handle the economy by a 46% to 32% margin.
Just 39% now say President Obama is doing a good or an excellent job on the economy while 43% rate his performance as poor. Those are by far the weakest numbers yet for the president.
The president’s approval ratings also have fallen to new lows in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
This certainly proves that America has NOT become a ‘center-left’ nation at all. And we are now seeing the actual results of this shift in the public. Cap & Trade – stalled. Healthcare Reform – stalled. Second Stimulus – not a chance in Hell.
Pelosi – a lying failure. Reid – incompetent failure. Obama – don’t know where to begin with that one.
The only problem for the Republican Party is how to channel this Democrat-rejection into a positive vision going into 2010. One idea: campaign on reversing the Porkulus legislation before it fully bankrupts the nation.