Constant overreach and a tin ear to the voices of the American people have not served the Democratic Party well. In the latest Rassmusen survey ranking the two major parties in by Issue, Republicans are trusted more than Democrats in eight out of the ten issues measured (one issue is a tie). And for the first time ever, voters have more trust in the Republicans on health care Issues
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that voters favor the GOP on the issue 44% to 41%. In another indication that the more voters learn about Obamacare the more they hate it, the trust in Democrats number has seen a rapid decline. Theyheld a four-point lead on the issue last month and a 10-point lead in June.
Earlier this week Rassmussen reported that voter support for Obamacaare had fallen to a new low with just 42% of U.S. voters now in favor of it. That’s down five points from two weeks ago and down eight points from six weeks ago.
Republican candidates continue to hold a modest lead over Democrats for the seventh straight week in the Generic Congressional Ballot.
The GOP now holds a six-point lead on the top issue of the economy, the POTUS’ most important issue during his campaign.
Another issue where the GOP has seen growth is education. Voters now trust the GOP more than Democrats on the issue of education, 41% to 38%.This is also the first time in over two years the Republicans have held an advantage on that issue. Democrats led Republicans on education by three points in July and seven points in June.
Republicans lead Democrats on Social Security by a 43% to 39% margin. Social Security is another issue where Democrats have enjoyed consistent leads in recent years and like health care is a key issue for the boomer voters.
The GOP maintains a 51% to 35% lead on taxes, which is also influenced by the healthcare debate. Recent polling shows that 54% of U.S. voters say tax cuts for the middle class are more important than new spending for health care reform, even as the president’s top economic advisers signal that tax hikes may be necessary to fund the plan.
Republicans hold a 47% to 43% lead on national security and the War on Terror,maybe because the Republicans recognize that there still is a War on Terror.
New polling shows that Americans remain skeptical of most of the countries in the Middle East as one war in the region winds down and another one intensifies.
Republicans also hold a 46% to 36% lead on abortion, reflective of the recent surveys indicating that America is shifting toward a pro-life position.
It seems that the opportunity for Republicans to regain some of the political power it has been losing since 2006 is there. Lets see what they do with it.