The voters who turned control of the House of Representatives to Republicans say they don’t expect much from a GOP Congress.
Two polls say voters show little excitement about a Republican-led Congress. In a Pew Research Center poll, only 48 percent express any happiness or excitement about Republican leadership — a sharp contrast to the 60 percent who said they were happy about Democrats taking over just four years ago.
A CBS poll shows even more doom and gloom. Only 40 percent of those questioned said they expected anything from Republican leadership.
Both polls confirm what others have suggested: Voters just wanted to get rid of Democrats on Election Day and since the only choice in most cases were Republicans, they voted for the party of the elephant without an expectation that things would get better.
- Republican election win fails to excite public: poll (reuters.com)
- “Poll: Half happy about midterm results” and related posts (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- “Pew poll: voters unenthused by midterm results” and related posts (reidreport.com)
- Poll: Americans Less Enthusiastic About Midterm Outcome Than Past Political Turnovers (politicsdaily.com)