With less than four months to the midterm elections, the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that Americans by an almost 3-to-1 margin hold the GOP-controlled Congress in low regard and profess a desire to see Democrats wrest control after a dozen years of Republican rule.
Further complicating the GOP outlook to turn things around is a solid percentage of liberals, moderates and even conservatives who say they'll vote Democratic. The party out of power also holds the edge among persuadable voters, a prospect that doesn't bode well for the Republicans. ... Not surprisingly, 81 percent of self-described liberals said they would vote for the Democrat. Among moderates, though, 56 percent backed a Democrat in their district and almost a quarter of conservatives -- 24 percent -- said they will vote Democratic.
Now I'm just waiting for JP to complain about the writing - "With fewer than..."
If the dems gain some control, they will fix everything only to have republicans complain about high taxes in 8 years, take over, and eff everything up again. This is called supply-side economics. It's a faith based approach.
Damn GOP. The Dems have to do the unpopular thing of tightening the belt and not cutting taxes, and the nation does great as a result. Then, the nation sees that we are doing great, and we elect some GOP idiot that goes and screws it all up again with excessive tax cuts and horrible foreign wars. Then, the Dems return.
It's like a political sine wave, no? Just stick the Dems on top, and the GOP on bottom, and we have a perfect representation of American politics.