Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.
So apparently 51 percent of Americans believe that Darrell Issa investigations of the president and a paralysis of all other congressional business will create jobs and spur robust economic growth.
Actually, these people think they’re voting to 1) punish the Democrats and 2) do something about the economy when, in reality, they’re going to punish everyone with more Reaganomics — deregulation and trickle-down bailouts (tax cuts) for the super rich. In the most immediate sense, a renewal of the Bush tax cuts alone would amount to a $3 million handout to each of the 120,000 wealthiest Americans — money that would expand the deficit and never trickle down to anyone.
They just don’t understand. It’s basic math. It’s basic history. But what should we expect when most of the angriest Americans don’t know the difference between TARP and the Recovery Act.
Adding… Newsweek doesn’t believe Democratic prospects are so awful.
As Democrats prepare for considerable losses in the November elections, there’s reason to believe the party in power may not be headed for the bloodbath it might expect. According to a new NEWSWEEK Poll, President Obama’s approval rating—47 percent—indicates that the party is better off this year than Republicans were in 2006, when the GOP lost 30 House seats, and than the Democrats were in 1994, when they lost 52 House seats.
I should note here that my post had more to do with the ass-backwards ideas of some American voters and less to do with any predictions of the actual outcome of the election.