The GOP takes a lead on the generic congressional ballot
...first time in years
Well, well. What a difference the results of the last election make. As in, it seems many people are just now starting to realize "what" the end results of that election are - and will likely be.
Support for the Democratic Congressional candidates fell to a new low over the past week, allowing the GOP to move slightly head for the first time in recent years in the Generic Congressional Ballot.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41% said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while 39% would choose the Democrat.
Investors now favor Republicans by a 46% to 36% margin, while non-investors would vote Democratic by a 45% to 33% margin.
Democrats began the year holding a six or seven point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009. Over the past month, the gap has been smaller, with Democrats holding a two-to-four point lead. It remains to be seen whether the current results reflect lasting change or statistical noise.
I don't know if this specific number is "statistical noise" or not, time will tell, but I'm pretty sure the overall trend is something to be happy about.
Since Obama got elected and the Dems increases their majorities in the House and Senate the public has been treated to almost daily news about bailouts, stimulus, misspent money...and money we just can't track...a record deficit...and a 10 year trend to DOUBLE our current national debt. Oh, and the stock market is down about 2,000 points since election day.
Couple all that with the fact that pretty mcuh anyone with a fifth grade math education (even in the United States) knows that all this spending will only make our problems worse at some point; and that we're stealing from future generations...(and the inflation that's likely to follow within a year), and you've got a mix for a good day for the GOP at the ballot box in 2010.
Of course, one has to add the caveat that this scenario depends on the GOP not doing anything to screw it up.