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Rasmussen: Voters now trust Republicans in all 10 key issues

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key words folks: voters.


Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 of the important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports...

Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, which remains the most important issue to voters. Those numbers are nearly identical to those found in June. Republicans have held the advantage on the economy since May of last year.

But for the first time in months, Republicans now hold a slight edge on the issues of government ethics and corruption, 40% to 38%. Voters have been mostly undecided for the past several months on which party to trust more on this issue, but Democrats have held small leads since February. Still, more than one-in-five voters (22%) are still not sure which party to trust more on ethics issues.

Government ethics and corruption have been second only to the economy in terms of importance to voters over the past year...

Republicans hold a 52% to 36% lead over Democrats on the issue of taxes. It's the only issue this month on which the GOP earns the trust of the majority of voters. In June, more than 50% of voters nationwide trusted Republicans more on the issues of national security, taxes and health care.

Voters trust the GOP over Democrats by a 49% to 37% margin on national security and the War on Terror but give the GOP just a 43% to 40% edge on the war in Iraq. Republicans are trusted more by 43% to handle the war in Afghanistan, compared to 36% for Democrats.

On the issue of immigration, Republicans are trusted more by a 44% to 35% margin...

On health care, voters now trust Republicans slightly more - by a 48% to 40% margin. In June, the GOP held a 51% to 40% edge on this issue. Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters continue to favor repeal of the national health care bill, with 46% who Strongly Favor it.

The parties remain close on the issue of education, with the GOP holding a statistically insignificant 41% to 40% edge. Both parties have held very modest leads on this issue for the past several months.

When it comes to the issue of Social Security, voters again give the Republicans the edge, this time by a 44% to 38% margin.

Republicans hold a nine-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 22, 2010. They've led on the ballot since last summer... Only 37% believe their local congressional representative deserves reelection, compared to 42% who felt that way way last fall.
 

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Yawn..the big poll will be in November. :2wave:
 

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when the people above go to the polls.

gonna be funny to see how many people here who swore that there was no way the house was flipping are hedging as we get nearer, or trying to explain what-had-happened-was afterwards.
 

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when the people above go to the polls.

gonna be funny to see how many people here who swore that there was no way the house was flipping are hedging as we get nearer, or trying to explain what-had-happened-was afterwards.
Dems ,more than likely will loose some seats in the house but I don’t think the gavel will be in Boehners hands come the new year.
 

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when the people above go to the polls...
...at which point we will be promptly reminded why the legislative and executive branches were given to the democrats in the first place.

Yayyy.
 

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...at which point we will be promptly reminded why the legislative and executive branches were given to the democrats in the first place.

Yayyy.
they weren't given to the democrats. they were taken away from the republicans. there is a difference.
 

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they weren't given to the democrats. they were taken away from the republicans. there is a difference.
And that makes any difference because...?
 
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The difference is that republicans lost them because of their bad behavior.
Well, I'm sorry if I sound dense here, but is there a situation where the Democrats have gained both houses and the White House because of the Republicans' good behavior?
 
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Well, I'm sorry if I sound dense here, but is there a situation where the Democrats have gained both houses and the White House because of the Republicans' good behavior?
no, but neither did they gain them because of their own good behavior. the American people didn't suddenly fall in love with a left-leaning agenda; they simply became (rightfully) disgusted with the Republicans. yet that first assumption is precisely the one drawn by many in the Democratic party and in the media.
 

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cpwill said:
they weren't given to the democrats. they were taken away from the republicans. there is a difference.
cpwill said:
no, but neither did they gain them because of their own good behavior. the American people didn't suddenly fall in love with a left-leaning agenda; they simply became (rightfully) disgusted with the Republicans. yet that first assumption is precisely the one drawn by many in the Democratic party and in the media.

So are you saying that Republicans will gain House seats in November because of Democrats, rather than the American people suddenly falling in love with with a right-leaning agenda?
 

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So are you saying that Republicans will gain House seats in November because of Democrats, rather than the American people suddenly falling in love with with a right-leaning agenda?
yes and no. we live in a center-right nation; conservatism is popular. Republicans are not.
 

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Dems ,more than likely will loose some seats in the house but I don’t think the gavel will be in Boehners hands come the new year.
You are getting to be the fringe Don.....

By JIM VANDEHEI & ALEX ISENSTADT & MIKE ALLEN | 8/25/10 9:07 PM EDT
Top Democrats are growing markedly more pessimistic about holding the House, privately conceding that the summertime economic and political recovery they were banking on will not likely materialize by Election Day.

In conversations with more than two dozen party insiders, most of whom requested anonymity to speak candidly about the state of play, Democrats in and out of Washington say they are increasingly alarmed about the economic and polling data they have seen in recent weeks.


They no longer believe the jobs and housing markets will recover — or that anything resembling the White House’s promise of a “recovery summer” is under way. They are even more concerned by indications that House Democrats once considered safe — such as Rep. Betty Sutton, who occupies an Ohio seat that President Barack Obama won with 57 percent of the vote in 2008 — are in real trouble.

In two close races, endangered Democrats are even running ads touting how they oppose their leadership.



Read more: Dems privately fear House prospects worsening - Jim VandeHei and Alex Isenstadt and Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

:lamo
 

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So are you saying that Republicans will gain House seats in November because of Democrats, rather than the American people suddenly falling in love with with a right-leaning agenda?
The Republicans will regain the House and possibly the Senate because the Dems took the rejection of the Republican party in 2006 and 2008 as a mandate to go whole hog nuts for the expansion of the government and even more tax and spend.

Talk about out of touch.... your party gets elected because the opposition has spent too much, so you go out and spend 10 times as much. :screwy
 

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It shouldn't be a surprise that the Republicans are beginning to have a lead in the polls. Most of Congress is Democrat, as we all know, and their approval rating is in the dumps, and has been for some time.

Immigration? Of course, since the Republicans have been chanting the reform but no amnesty mantra, the voters like what they say. Since amnesty really refers to forgetting, it is quite appropriate that they have forgotten what Republicans did on immigration when they were in power.

the economy? Sure, that must be a Democrat problem, since they are the ones in power now. All bad things are the fault of the party n power. Of course, the economy went into the dumpster during a Republican administration, but that doesn't matter now.

Will the Republican Party gain power in November? Most likely, it will. How much change will that bring? Oh, about as much as electing Democrats has brought. What was that mantra again, hope and change? Well, I hope things change when we once again change parties, but I seriously doubt that it will.

One hopeful sign:

Only 37% believe their local congressional representative deserves reelection, compared to 42% who felt that way way last fall.
The reason congresscritters seem to stay in office forever is that everyone seems to be convinced that their representative is not a part of the problem. Maybe some new blood will help.

And maybe not.

Simply changing parties will not.
 

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The Republicans will regain the House and possibly the Senate because the Dems took the rejection of the Republican party in 2006 and 2008 as a mandate to go whole hog nuts for the expansion of the government and even more tax and spend.

Talk about out of touch.... your party gets elected because the opposition has spent too much, so you go out and spend 10 times as much. :screwy

WELL…this is good news indeed. Crunch predicting that the Republicans will win both the House and the Senate. Déjà vu…2006. :mrgreen:
 

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yes and no. we live in a center-right nation; conservatism is popular. Republicans are not.
Center-right nation...LOL...That's a cute little phrase to make some feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Where is center-right in relation to McConnell, Boehner or Bachmann (not to mention Paul or Angle)?

Conservatism is popular? What are you basing that on? Your Rasmussen poll? Don't forget those same polls had the reverse results not so long ago. Also reflect that, except for one, there was no majority on those 10 questions. So just how popular does that make conservatism? If conservatism is popular right now it certainly isn't because of the conservatives in Congress, it's because of this nation's demand for fixing the economy right now. Fact is, there is no policy right-leaning or left-leaning that will fix our economic problem, right now. Simply putting a new butt in a seat in Congress won't do it either. It took time to come about and it will take time to come out of it. When/if conservatives win back the House, how long do you think it will take the economy to turnaround? 6 months? A year? If not, what will be their excuse? You don't really have to answer that last question, I already know because I've heard it before.

So if your saying that voters will vote for conservatives in November because of their right-leaning policies based on a poll favoring trust of conservatives, then wouldn't the assumption be that the voters voted for left-leaning policies in 2006 and 2008 based on the polls that favored their trust of Democrats on those 10 questions at that time?

Now we come to those 'policies'. Exactly what are the conservative policies on these 10 poll questions? I hope they're better than the much vaunted health care proposal that Boehner promised, but fizzled like an untied balloon.



Left-leaning policies?

Social Security just celebrated it's 75th anniversary last week.

LBJ signed Medicare into law 45 years ago.

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) doesn't have such a definitive start date, but is arguably around 60 years old.

These policies have stood the test of time through Republican as well as Democratic administrations, so yes the public does like left-leaning policies.
 

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So once again all the idiots get to vote into power all the crooks.
Strange how America seems unable to select people who think 'What can I do for the USA' but instead think ' How and to what extent can I enrich myself?'
 

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...short memories we have.
 

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WELL…this is good news indeed. Crunch predicting that the Republicans will win both the House and the Senate. Déjà vu…2006. :mrgreen:
I see your reading skills haven't improved...

Originally Posted by Crunch
The Republicans will regain the House and possibly :roll: the Senate because the Dems took the rejection of the Republican party in 2006 and 2008 as a mandate to go whole hog nuts for the expansion of the government and even more tax and spend.

Talk about out of touch.... your party gets elected because the opposition has spent too much, so you go out and spend 10 times as much.
 

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He,s setting at 43% percent now,kinda looks like he is in pretty good company. By the way, what is the republican popularity doing now a days?:confused:

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Conservatism is popular? What are you basing that on?
Every single poll that shows that Americans are twice as likely to identify as conservative than as liberal?
 

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Every single poll that shows that Americans are twice as likely to identify as conservative than as liberal?
That's because they are a bunch of racist bigots clinging to their guns and Bibles. :mrgreen:
 

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The only thing that counts is how they vote election day when they ask themselves... What is best for me and mine...

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Center-right nation...LOL...That's a cute little phrase to make some feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Where is center-right in relation to McConnell, Boehner or Bachmann (not to mention Paul or Angle)?
politicians are and remain politicians; you can't really describe ideological leanings by them. but i would say Boehner recently and Bachman are obviously striking pretty populist chords.

Conservatism is popular? What are you basing that on?
well, first off, the American people themselves. as of July 2009, the gallup breakdown was


and among those moderates? independents are moving fast against this administration. having been promised a moderate post-racial unifying presidency, they have gotten full-throated liberalism and they are Not Happy about it; less than a third want Democrats to retain control of congress in 2010.

as for the issues themselves?

Social Conservatism? check.

51% of Americans consider themselves pro-life, as opposed to pro choice (42%). Traditional marriage wins every time it is put to the ballot, even in the bluest of states; often carrying large chunks of traditionally Democrat voters.

Fiscal Conservatism? also check.

fully 75% of likely voters think that a free market is a superior solution than letting the government try to manage the economy (only 14% think the reverse).

by a margin of 69% to 15%, voters say that tax cuts create more jobs than government spending. which is all probably why two thirds of Americans think the Stimulus has been a failure (only a quarter think it has created jobs), and Americans poll that they prefer to cut spending to close the deficit rather than raise taxes. a plurality even thinks that TARP wasn't necessary.

National Security?

55% of Americans support laws such as Arizona's to begin cracking down on illegal immigration and 67% of voters support using the military to secure the border. 55% of Americans say that the Bush administration enhanced interrogation program was justified (only 36% say it was not), and even this administration was happy to take the (successful) Bush plan in Iraq and modify it in Afghanistan (though it seems to be preparing to backtrack on that modification now).

Don't forget those same polls had the reverse results not so long ago
you are confusing "parties" with "ideologies". plenty of conservatives have no love for Republicans, just as much of the Left tends to be disappointed with Democrats

So if your saying that voters will vote for conservatives in November because of their right-leaning policies based on a poll favoring trust of conservatives
no, i'm saying voters are going to vote for Republicans in November based on polls demonstrating them favoring republicans by 10 POINTS; which is the largest lead ever recorded in the history of Gallup since it began polling in 1942 - it's twice the lead they had in 1994.

then wouldn't the assumption be that the voters voted for left-leaning policies in 2006 and 2008 based on the polls that favored their trust of Democrats on those 10 questions at that time?
no, they voted in 2006 and 2008 against republicans, far more than they voted for democrats; just like in 2010 they will be voting against democrats far more than they will be for republicans.
 
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