Yesterday, Politico analyzed some intriguing polling numbers. Like many of the results we’ve seen the past few months, November is looking like it’s going to be pretty difficult for Democrats. According to Politico,
A new Gallup poll released Monday shows Republicans with a record 10-point edge over Democrats on the "generic ballot" test — the question of whether voters prefer a Democratic or Republican congressional candidate. It’s the largest GOP polling edge at this stage in the 68 years of the generic ballot poll.
While no one can know for sure what the midterms will yield, public angst following the highly-contested stimulus, followed by health care legislation, the BP oil spill and a variety of other minor blips along the way, have all contributed to a sense that a “new kind of politics” is once again being sought out by the American people.
Perhaps most perplexing is the six-point lead Democrats had in the poll this past July; today, the proportions stand at 51% for Republicans and 41% for Democrats. This erosion is leading some liberal strategists, according to Politico, to quietly concede that the Republicans may very well capture the House in November. Perhaps this shift in support for the GOP is coming from mere desperation surrounding a bad economy and a creeping sense that many facets of our society are all failing simultaneously. Or, perhaps the American people are reacting to what they (we) see as bad policy.
Where do you stand when it comes to Republicans vs. Democrats? Which party would you put your support behind and why? Be sure to comment and share your perspective below!