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Rasmussen: Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats

Post by racehorse » 06-10-2009 11:43 AM

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Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats on Economic Issues


Monday, June 08, 2009

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues, while 39% trust Democrats more.

This is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue. The parties were close in May, with the Democrats holding a modest 44% to 43% edge. The latest survey was taken just after General Motors announced it was going into bankruptcy as part of a deal brokered by the Obama administration that gives the government majority ownership of the failing automaker.

Voters not affiliated with either party now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues by a two-to-one margin.

Separate Rasmussen tracking shows that the economy remains the top issue among voters in terms of importance.

Republicans also now hold a six-point lead on the issue of government ethics and corruption, the second most important issue to all voters and the top issue among unaffiliated voters. That shows a large shift from May, when Democrats held an 11-point lead on the issue.

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For the eighth straight month, Republicans lead on national security. The GOP now holds a 51% to 36% lead on the issue, up from a seven-point lead in May. They also lead on the war in Iraq 45% to 37%, after leading by just two points in May and trailing the Democrats in April.

Fewer voters see national security as a very important issue this month, but confidence that the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror is at its highest level since February.

Republicans lead the Democrats on immigration for the third straight month, pulling ahead to a 35% to 29% advantage on the issue.

On taxes, the GOP leads the Democrats for the fifth straight month, 44% to 39%. In May and April, Republicans held six-point leads on the issue.

Democrats continue to hold the lead on the issues of health care, Social Security and education. While Democrats have a 10-point advantage on health care, that’s down from the 18-point lead the party had a month ago.

Democrats lead by six points on Social Security, down from nine points in May. The parties were tied on the issue in April.

On education, Democrats hold a 44% to 37% lead over Republicans.

The parties are tied on the issue of abortion for the second straight month, each earning 41% support from voters.

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Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.

Four surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters were conducted by Rasmussen Reports June 3-6, 2009. The margin of sampling error for each survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
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Generic Ballot Finds Democrats, Republicans in a Dead Heat


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Democratic and Republican candidates are now tied in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 40% would vote for their district’s Democratic congressional candidate while 40% would choose the Republican.

Support for Democrats is up two points from last week, while support for the GOP is up three points. Support for the GOP is just one point below its highest level found over the past year. Last week’s results for the Democrats tied the lowest level of support for the party during the same period.

Voters not affiliated with either party now favor Republicans by a 38% to 21% margin.

Democratic support has ranged from a low of 38% to a high of 50% in the past 12 months. In that same time period, Republicans have been preferred by 34% to 41% of voters nationwide.

Since the first of the year, Democratic support has ranged from 38% to 42%, while the Republican range has been from 35% to 41%.

Democrats held a six- or seven-point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009. That began to slip in early February, and the Republicans actually took a two-point lead for a single week in the middle of March. Since mid-April, the parties have been roughly even.

For the first time in years, voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on economic issues. This comes following the unpopular bailout and takeover of General Motors. Regular Rasmussen tracking shows that the economy remains the top issue among voters in terms of importance.

Crosstabs are available to Premium Members only.

Rasmussen Reports is an electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information.

Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.

The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports June 1-7, 2009. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 1 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence.
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Post by USSGoblin » 06-10-2009 12:15 PM

Don't confuse the liberals with public opinion. Like California's Prop 8, the people spoke, and they still wont accept it.
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Post by Kaztronic » 06-10-2009 09:44 PM

USSGoblin wrote: Don't confuse the liberals with public opinion. Like California's Prop 8, the people spoke, and they still wont accept it.


The people also spoke out in favor of segregation once upon a time - and luckily for our nation there were people who did not accept it, and fought for equal rights using all means available to them.
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Post by joequinn » 06-11-2009 10:59 AM

I guess that the Amerikan people are getting bored with being black and shuckin'-n-jivin' to that hope-n-change beat. So now they are going to regress to that safe, comfortable, fascist state of consciousness.

I can't wait for the Midterm Elections of 2010.
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Post by racehorse » 06-11-2009 11:13 AM

joequinn wrote:

I can't wait for the Midterm Elections of 2010.


Me, either! ;) :D
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Post by Capt Tuttle » 06-11-2009 01:08 PM

the results and breakdown of the 2010 elections might make a very interesting study
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Re: Rasmussen: Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats

Post by Doka » 03-12-2020 10:27 AM

I would like to think that the voice of reason may have something to do with it? :D
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