Change the Republican Party Can Believe In … Voters Trust Republicans more than Democrats on 8 of 10 Key Issues
Change Republicans can Believe In …
Barack Obama always talks of change. It appears that they American voters are starting to make some changes of their own on the key political issues. According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on 8 out of 10 key political issues. The key to this poll is that for the second month on this issue of the economy, Republicans are trusted by voters more than Obama and the Democrats. This trend does not bode well for Obama or Democrats up for reelection in 2010.
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.
It is only a matter of time when Americans see just how expensive Obama’s healthcare plan is and they realize that single payer nationalized healthcare is nothing more than a government take over of the health insurance industry when that issue slides toward the Republican ledger. If Americans don’t trust government to spend money wisely and trust their economic judgment more than Congress, than why would not Americans feel the same about their own healthcare?
Issue Democrats Republicans
Health Care 46% 42%
Economy 41% 46%
Education 41% 38%
Iraq 41% 45%
Nat’l Security 40% 49%
Abortion 39% 46%
Social Security 37% 42%
Taxes 36% 52%
Immigration 34% 40%
Gov’t Ethics 33% 34%
With the economy being the number one issue on voters minds, Republicans are trusted more by voters than Democrats. Could this be a direct cause an effect from the fact that Obama’s folly of a pork stimulus package has received no positive actions as Americans continue to lose jobs as unemployment has reached 9.5% .
Consumer and investor confidence is now down to the lowest levels in three months. 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.