The good news for Democrats is that the poll found Republicans have squandered most of the advantage they had in 2010. Since January the percentage of Americans who disapprove of House Republicans job performance has surged from 48 to 59 percent. Democrats now also lead Republicans in the generic ballot 46 to 45.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday June 4, 2011 6:00 pm|
|By: Blue Texan Monday May 16, 2011 10:30 am|
Corporatist Democrats have a sweet scam going. Even when they lose an election, they still win.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 13, 2011 5:30 pm|
Just in case the incredible political success Republicans experienced in 2010 after they were able to frame Democrats’ health care law as cutting Medicare didn’t make the point abundantly clear, a new Gallup poll reminds us that Americans really want their Medicare left alone.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday April 10, 2011 11:50 am|
The notion that Democrats lost the 2010 midterms because liberals weren’t clapping loudly enough isn’t supported by the evidence. Democrats lost because they lost independents by 15 points, and independents don’t care what liberals think.
|By: Blue Texan Friday April 8, 2011 10:30 am|
This has to be the shortest honeymoon in the history of American politics.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 4, 2011 4:25 pm|
Voting for the new health care law was extremely damaging to Democrats’ re-election prospects in 2010.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 24, 2011 7:00 pm|
Can Republicans successfully exploit voters anger about the health care law in 2012 like they did in 2010 if large parts of the electorate thinks the law is already gone?
|By: Eli Tuesday February 8, 2011 6:01 pm|
Hey, remember three months ago, when millions of voters across America screamed loud and clear, “Please stop sending money to my town!”? I don’t think they do either…
|By: Michael Whitney Friday February 4, 2011 12:30 pm|
HR3 – “The No Taxpayer Money for Abortion Act” – is a vile piece of legislation by its title alone. That the bill contained, until yesterday, a provision to redefine rape as “forcible” rape was even more insidious. In a Republican-controlled House, it’s not shocking to see this kind of medieval treatment of women become a priority over, you know, job creation. But let’s focus on the Democrats involved in this travesty. A look at the DCCC’s contributions to and on behalf of the 10 Democratic co-sponsors of HR3 show the committee spent a whopping $3,379,322.85 to keep these members in office – in 2010 alone.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 7, 2011 7:15 pm|
While the Obama administration is thinking about ways to win over independents in anticipation of the 2012 election, they actually should be worried that a large segment of former Democrats are no longer choosing to identify themselves with the party.