Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats on Economic Issues

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.

This isn't really surprising, is it? Five months into Obama's presidency, three years of a Democratic controlled congress, and still no light at the end of the tunnel. Things have gone downhill since the Democrats have been in charge. And getting worse as the time passes. Methinks the American people will grow impatient and disgusted with the goings on in Washington and will be looking for change in 2010. And in 2012. The change they voted for in 2008 isn't the change they were looking for after all.

When will the right change come? Change for change sake isn't really for the better, is it?

Of course, nothing is going to change. Things will get a lot worse before they get better. I expect that. The American people will grow impatient and will make the two major political parties play musical chairs. And that's alright. I enjoy that. When will they finally see that they are really jerking themselves off and are being played? The politicians don't give a fuck about you. They are in it for themselves. They don't work for you, they work for themselves. You might think they work for you, but you fail to see the big picture. If you really want them to work for you, then vote out all incumbents in the next election. Show these fucks you mean business. And in the election after that, if you're not satifisfied, vote those fucks out too. Maybe that will really change things. Maybe. Or maybe not. But hell, beats having the same old, do-nothing fucks in Washington for thirty fucking years.


Harrison said...

People always favor who isn't in charge.

Stunatra said...

@harrison, it certainly seems that way.

Shane said...

Especially when everything seems to be going to hell in a hand basket. WTF does that expression mean anyway? Hope for change seems to be all we can do.

Stunatra said...

@Shane, I'm not sure what that expression means either, but I know false hope isn't the answer.

geeke said...

a telephone survey in 2009 = EPIC FAIL! This is not the 1950s for god sake. Many people don't even use landlines anymore its all VOIP or cellpbones.


Stunatra said...

@geeke, I use a landline. Those cell phones are dangerous to your health.