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    Voters Trust GOP More than Democrats on Eight of 10 Key Issues

    Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on eight out of 10 key electoral issues, including, for the second straight month, the top issue of the economy. They've also narrowed the gap on the remaining two issues, the traditionally Democratic strong suits of health care and education.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that voters trust the GOP more on economic issues 46% to 41%, showing little change from the six-point lead the party held last month. This is just the second time in over two years of polling the GOP has held the advantage on economic issues. The parties were close on the issue in May, with the Democrats holding a one-point lead.

    Voters not affiliated with either party trust Republicans more to handle the economy by a 46% to 32% margin.

    Last week’s report of 9.5 percent unemployment, the highest since 1983, raised doubts about the economy and the president's handling of it. Consumer and investor confidence is now down to the lowest levels in three months. Just 39% now say President Obama is doing a good or an excellent job on the economy while 43% rate his performance as poor. Those are by far the weakest numbers yet for the president.

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    I don't trust either damn one of them, but I do find it striking that after just six months of total control the Democrats have already managed to push the sheeple back to the GOP. It took the Republicans 12 years to lose the public's confidence last time. Pretty sad state of affairs. You'd think that people would start looking at something new instead of continuing to flip the coin over to the other side.

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    Re: Voters Trust GOP More than Democrats on Eight of 10 Key Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    You'd think that people would start looking at something new instead of continuing to flip the coin over to the other side.
    As long as the democrats and republicans unfairly squeeze out the competition, 3rd party candidates will not have a chance. Yeah you, I and bunch of others know that both parties are ****ed up. But most people have the mentality of their party good the other party bad and will continue to vote for their party out fear that the other party might win. Even if that candidate they are voting is just almost the same as the other guy.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Voters Trust GOP More than Democrats on Eight of 10 Key Issues

    At this rate, Republicans will be able to break the Dem's hold on Congress in 2010 IF they have enough sense to run actual conservative candidates. 2012 Prez, ditto.


    Whether the Republican leadership has that much sense is a subject of much debate. Recent evidence says probably not.

    As much as I love the idea of 3rd parties (having the Libertarians and Constitutionalists vying for control of Congress with the RepDems squeezed out is a fond dream), it is just a dream for the forseeable future. Unless something truly drastic pushes Americans out of their comfort zone (ie cable TV and beer deliveries are disrupted) and can be laid at the feet of both major parties, 3rd parties will remain relatively insignificant, I fear.

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    Re: Voters Trust GOP More than Democrats on Eight of 10 Key Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    You'd think that people would start looking at something new instead of continuing to flip the coin over to the other side.
    We would if third party candidates would actually offer us something we could support. Instead third party candidates are jokes who have no intentions of actually winning, almost without exception.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    At this rate, Republicans will be able to break the Dem's hold on Congress in 2010 IF they have enough sense to run actual conservative candidates. 2012 Prez, ditto.
    It has more to do with running the right candidates in the right places. Try running anyone but a moderate Republican in Massachusetts, see how far you get.

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