Sunday, July 10, 2016

Preference For Congressional Democrats Is Growing

Most political pundits don't give Democrats much of a chance to flip the House of Representatives to their control in the November election. And I agree that it will be tough considering the massive gerrymandering done by the Republicans after the 2010 census. But I'm not ready to give up.

Poll after poll has shown the Republican-controlled Congress continues to have a very poor rating among voters -- in single digits in some polls and low double-digits in others. Now we have another survey that shows support for Democratic congressional candidates is stronger than it's been since 2008.

It is the Democracy Corps Survey -- done between June 23rd and 28th of a random national sample of 900 likely voters, with a margin of error of 3.27 points.

It shows that in 2012, the two parties were favored equally (46% to 46%). That has changed. In March of this year, Democrats were favored 48% to 42%, and in June were favored 49% to 41% -- a margin of 8 points, which is equal to the 8 point margin in 2008. It could grow even stronger by November.

The chart below shows the same survey's findings on the presidential race.

1 comment:

  1. i'm starting to see Gary Johnsons name popping up here and there and think this is not so good. one article spoke of him stealing millennials from trump. strange as i thought that the millennials were the progressive bunch backing bernie. anyway, fiscally, he's a bad deal.

    When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721 billion, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth...

    ....Johnson inherited a debt of $1.8 billion and left a debt of $4.6 billion, a rate of increase unmatched by the 22 governors in either party who have filed for presidential primaries in the past two decades, with the exception of Governor Tom Vilsack (D., Iowa) in 2007.....

    seems to me that when businessmen like johnson, bush, snyder and now trump when they enter poitics and try to run a government like a business they ultimately do more harm than good.


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