Friday, June 01, 2007

Is is possible to go into Schadenfreude overdose?

Number of Republicans in U.S. Hits New Low,
Number of Democrats Also Decline

Friday, June 01, 2007

For the fourth straight month, the number of people identifying themselves as Republicans has decreased. For the third straight month, the number of people identifying themselves as Democrats has also decreased (see history).

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 15,000 adults in May found that just 30.8% now say they’re Republicans. That’s down slightly from last month and down more than six percentage points from the GOP peak of 37.3% during Election 2004. The number of Republicans has been falling fairly steadily since the middle of 2005.

However, the survey also found that the number of people identifying themselves as Democrats has fallen to its lowest level in seventeen months (since January 2006). Democrats gained about two percentage points of support during 2006 and peaked at 38.0% in December of last year. Since actually taking control of Congress, Democrats have given back most of those gains. Today, 36.3% say they belong to Nancy Pelosi’s party.

Numbers go up and down, but that is a startling decline for the R's.

This is what scares me. I hope our elected representatives don't screw this up.

A recent tracking survey found that voters trust Democrats more than Republicans on ten key issues including taxes and national security. Democrats continue to enjoy a large advantage on the Generic Congressional Ballot.


At 10:42 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Don't fuck up Dems, PLEASE?

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...

I think the Dems already screwed up with giving Bush his blank check. Republicans are losing the center, but their base seems to be remaining loyal to the end. The Dems, however, risk losing the left due to their inability to stand up to Bush and stick to their guns.
Even though the Republicans are weak, the inability of the Dems to stand united, even in a political atmosphere which favors the opposite of the Republicans, could make them a modern version of the Whig party.


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