- Jul 29, 2009
- Reaction score
- Southwestern U.S.
- Political Leaning
Another poll that points out the obvious.... The democrats are in deep, deep trouble.
AP-GfK Poll: Most attuned voters tilt toward GOP - Yahoo! NewsAP-GfK Poll: Most attuned voters tilt toward GOP
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer Alan Fram, Associated Press Writer
Tue Aug 31, 10:02 am ET
WASHINGTON – Americans with the strongest opinions about the country's most divisive issues are largely unhappy with how President Barack Obama is handling them, an ominous sign for Democrats hoping to retain control of Congress in the fall elections.
In nine of 15 issues examined in an Associated Press-GfK Poll this month, more Americans who expressed intense interest in a problem voiced strong opposition to Obama's work on it, including the economy, unemployment, federal deficits and terrorism. They were about evenly split over the president's efforts on five issues and strongly approved of his direction on just one: U.S. relationships with other countries.
In another danger sign for Democrats, most Americans extremely concerned about 10 of the issues say they will vote for the Republican candidate in their local House race. Only those highly interested in the environment lean toward the Democrats.
The findings are troubling for Democrats struggling to protect their House and Senate majorities on Election Day. They suggest that many of the most involved voters — those with the deepest feelings about issues high on the nation's agenda — are furious with the party in power and will take out their wrath at the polls.