Poll Hints at Darker Days for Dems
The tide of public good will toward the Democratic end of the American political spectrum, which helped propel Obama into the White House, may be going out, according to a new WSJ/NBC poll, but the GOP isn’t necessarily faring so well either.
Wall Street Journal:
The sour national mood appears all-encompassing and is dragging down ratings for the GOP too, suggesting voters above all are disenchanted with the political establishment in Washington. Just 24% express positive feelings about the Republican Party, a new low in the 21-year history of the Journal’s survey. Democrats are only slightly more popular, but also near an all-time low.
The results likely foreshadow a poor showing in November’s mid-term for Democrats, whose leaders had hoped the public would grow more optimistic about the economy and, as a result, more supportive of the party agenda. Now, despite the weak Republican numbers, the survey shows frustrated voters on the left are less interested than impassioned voters on the right to [win in] the election.