Republicans gaining ground on Obama, Democrats

Like the weather that has shut down the Nation’s capital for at least a week, the news for Democrats and President Barack Obama just keeps getting worse.

A new poll shows a restless American electorate continues to lose faith in Obama and his Democratic cohorts while the Republican Party continues its return from the dead and gains ground when it comes to trust.

A new Washington PostABC News Poll shows Republicans have significantly narrowed the gap with Democrats when it comes to Americans trust to deal with the country’s problems.

The poll shows a “restless and dissatisfied electorate” as the nation heads into the critical 2010 midterm elections.

More than 70 percent disapprove of the job performance of the Democratic-controlled Congress and many say they are ready to try someone else as their elected representative.

The same national mood existed in 1994 when Republican took over control of Congress and 2006 when Democrats moved back into the majority.

Four months ago, Democrats held a 12-point lead (52-39) in head-to-head ballot tests. Now the American electorate is evenly split at 46 percent.

A majority of Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance when it comes to major domestic issues — economy, health care, jobs and the federal deficit.

Last summer, Obama held a 20 point lead when it came to public trust. That lead has slipped dramatically as more and more Americans express doubt about their President with the biggest erosion of support coming from independents who helped put Obama into office.



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  1. giving-up-in-nc

    So within the last few years the plebs were sick of the republicans, threw them out and put the democrats into power. Now in less than the time it takes to get an associates degree we are throwing out the dems to put the repubs back into power. And people get excited over this? Time for a timely quote from Mussolini.

    “Democratic regimes may be described as those under which the people are, from time to time, deluded into the belief that they exercise sovereignty, while all the time real sovereignty resides in and is exercised by other and sometimes irresponsible and secret forces. Democracy is a kingless regime infested by many kings who are sometimes more exclusive, tyrannical, and destructive than one, even if he be a tyrant.”

    So folks, ya think that pretty much sums up where we now find ourselves?

  2. griff

    How about one from Carroll Quigley?

    “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one perhaps of the Right, and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy… But either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same policies.”

  3. giving-up-in-nc

    I can agree with that quote in that as each party takes power back it pursues with a new vigor the screwing over of the average American.

  4. Nogood

    I am not ready to give up on Obama, although I am very disappointed in him and the Democratic controlled Congress. But! I am certainly not so disappointed that I would vote for a Republican, not yet anyway. I still hold out a little hope for this Administration. I only wish that Obama would grow a spine and the Democrats in Congress would start acting like Democrats instead of a bunch of “pussies”.

  5. Warren

    I’d love to see a poll that asks whether people actually like their party-of-choice, or whether their support is because that choice is the current lesser of evils.


  6. Carl Nemo

    Analying our “preznit’s” lower chin puff-adder facial expression I’d say he a closet dictator wannabe that really has a tough time taking guff from the peanut gallery; ie., “We the People”, the greater unwashed masses… / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  7. griff

    That’s why he gives speeches all the time but very few press conferences – he doesn’t like to be questioned. He likes to dictate.