Jun 15 2010
Democrats, you folks screwed up. You went too far left, you focused on the wrong issues (you may recall people need good jobs or everything else goes to crap). You forced an unwanted and costly take over of health care. And you will pay at the polls this year, so saysÂ liberal NPR and Democrat pollster Stan Greenberg:
Democrat Stan Greenberg and Republican Glen Bolger conducted the first public battleground poll of this election cycle. They chose the 70 House districts experts regard as most likely to oust incumbents this fall. What they found was grim news for Democrats.
These are this year’s swing seats â€” the political terrain where the battle for control of the House of Representatives will be won or lost. In this battleground, voters are choosing Republicans over Democrats 49 percent to 41 percent.
Wow, a +8% edge for the usually under-polling GOP. Nearly 50% of the nation now lined up in swing districts to oust the liberal-led Democrats in Congress. Can’t wait to see how Mr. Hope and Change deals with this kind of sea change.
He pointed out that President Obama’s approval ratings are much lower in these competitive districts than they are nationally: 54 percent of the likely battleground voters disapproved of Obama’s performance; 40 percent approved.
“It’s very problematic for the president to have a 40 percent approval rating in these 60 Democratic districts,” Bolger said. “When you look at history, when the president is below 50 percent nationally, his party tends to lose more than 40 seats.”
It seems just in these swing states the GOP has the opportunities to swamp the dems and take control of the House. Given how many Democrat seats in the senate are lost or toss ups, the wave of voter ire is growing to historic proportions. The Dems better wonder now if the voters will care to see them back in power ever again? Will the far left be missed and this fiasco?. Yet there is more:
“When you look at the generic ballot for Congress in the Democrat-held seats, the Republican is up by 5 [points]. But among those who rate their interest as 8 to 10, you know, the high-interest voters, the Republican leads in those Democratic seats 53 to 39.
If that +14% trend remains into the voting booth, there is no question the Democrats will lose both houses. Seriously, that’s a lot of anger. Like Clinton and Carter before them, Democrat Presidents are good for one thing: they remind the nation why center-right is always better than far left.