August 15, 2010

YOU'D THINK THE GOP COULD EASILY UNITE BEHIND A PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY...:

AP-GfK Poll: Independent voters sour on Democrats (ALAN FRAM, 08/15/2010, AP)

Only 32 percent of those citing no allegiance to either major party say they want Democrats to keep control of Congress in this November’s elections, according to combined results of recent Associated Press-GfK polls. That’s way down from the 52 percent of independents who backed Obama over Republican Sen. John McCain two years ago, and the 49 percent to 41 percent edge by which they preferred Democratic candidates for the House in that election, according to exit polls of voters.

Independents voice especially strong concerns about the economy, with 9 in 10 calling it a top problem and no other issue coming close, the analysis of the AP-GfK polls shows. [...]

Ominously for Democrats, independents trust Republicans more on the economy by a modest but telling 42 percent to 36 percent. That’s bad news for the party that controls the White House and Congress at a time of near 10 percent unemployment and the slow economic recovery.


...though it should only apply to the employee share.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at August 15, 2010 7:54 AM
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