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.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Change the Republican Party Can Believe In … Voters Trust Republicans more than Democrats on 8 of 10 Key Issues”

    1. Justen Robertson on July 11th, 2009 5:31 pm

      The biggest problem with these polls is they frame the question into a false dichotomy. I don’t trust the Republicans or the Democrats on… well, just about any issue right now. Where’s the none of the above option? If forced to answer one way or other I probably would say Republican, but to me it’d be the same as saying, given the choice between getting shot in the leg and shot in the arm, I’d take the bullet in the leg as I need my arm somewhat more.

      If we could just get out of the mentality that we have to pick a party rather than an individual maybe we’d get somewhere. Right now most of our politicians get elected as faceless, interchangeable representatives with either R or D stamped on their foreheads. To the majority of people their individual records, policies, and personalities mean absolutely nothing. We can see where that has got us. I really hope the events of the past decade will push us finally and completely out of this stupor.

    2. Scared Monkeys on July 11th, 2009 6:31 pm

      Well, I do not necessarily follow polls, I follow trends. A poll is a snap shot in time, a polling trend shows the mood and direction of a collective electorate.

      Although I tend to agree with you on many of the points you made, some are too idealistic. I tend to refer to the choice of Republicans and Democrats as losing a finger on my left hand (Republican) and losing my entire leg or arm (Democrat) ;)

      I agree that it should be about the person; however, with the political apparatus in place that is not the case. There is a thing called a Speaker of the House and Senate Majority leader who are placed directly on who has control of the House and Senate. Then there are the committees and sub committees.

      Now if Republicans and Dems had the balls to vote for a leader based on who was the best person and not party loyalty, that would be a different story. However, we know that if a Rep or Senator ever crossed party lines and voted for the other, they would be blackballed.

      All we ever get is people like PA Senator Specter who puts his finger in the wind and tries to determine which party he should be in to maintain power.

      Your nice, good olé boy or gal local politician does not just represent your constituency. That same person puts in power the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. A local Dem or Rep may be a nice person and use common sense, however, the Speaker may be an uber lib like Pelosi and it in the end served no purpose to elect the individual you did.

      Until “WE the PEOPLE” make term limits a reality and take the advantage away from incumbent politicians and stop gerrymandering … the point is moot.

      If a President can be term limited to 2 terms, why can’t a senator be term limited as well to 2 terms and a max of 12 years? If one cannot effectuate change in 12 years, they need to go.

      Never did the Founding Fathers think that we would have Ted Kennedy’s, Byrds, Helms and Thurmonds who made a career out of being a Senator and lasted 50 years in office. Never should anything like this be allowed. House of Reps as well.

      Such turnover would make people do what they said to get elected as they would only have a finite period of time to do it.

      It would also take the $’s and lobbyists out of politics as who is going to may big money to a cause and a candidate if there is a limited shelf live to that person.


    3. St Stephen on July 11th, 2009 8:08 pm

      #2 Scared Monkeys


    4. A Texas Grandfather on July 11th, 2009 9:36 pm

      #2 scared monkeys

      Right on the money.
      These polls are always skewed to a particular viewpoint,so what they really are saying is based on the questions, and our poll viewpoint here are the answers. Do they mean much of anything? Very little.
      I believe the thinking people in our country are beginning to see the light. The problem is we have a very uneducated poplice in the thirty and under group and they have a lot of votes.
      We had better get busy trying to instill some common sense about government into this age group.

    5. Clarke on July 11th, 2009 10:23 pm


      You follow polls when the serve your self interest and conform to your buiased agenda.You always pick Rass, which is the most conservative.The fact of the matter is Americans are idiots and they do not know what they want.All they care about is what is on TV and where they will get their next fast food meal.

    6. Nelson Lee Walker on July 12th, 2009 12:31 pm

      Most folks think I am too unreasonable in asking everyone to NEVER REELECT ANYONE IN CONGRESS.
      They think it’s an extremist position. But that’s the whole point! Congress will never listen to us UNLESS we scare the bejesus out of them! We must not reelect a great many of them to drive the point home.

      The closer we get to a “Voter’s One-Term Congress”, the closer we’ll get to real term limits on Congress, and thereby a “Citizen’s Congress.

      There is only one way to make term limits happen: By NEVER REELECTING anyone in Congress, the American voter could IMPOSE term limits on Congress.

      In other words, don’t let anyone serve more than one term. That’s the only way to teach them that the voter is the boss! The “one term limit” can be eased AFTER we citizens get control of Congress.

      Congress will never allow us to constitutionally term limit them. Our only choice is to NEVER REELECT them.

      Remember too, it makes no difference who you vote for, as long as it is NEVER for any incumbent!

      Nelson Lee Walker of

    7. SUPER DAVE on July 13th, 2009 1:06 pm

      clarke griswald ? i thought you were dead !

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