Americans Trust Republicans More Than Democrats…..Now

by Melissa Clouthier | June 8, 2009 5:00 pm

Americans trust Republicans on 6/10 key issues according a Rassmussen poll[1]. James Joyner[2] says:

Now, I’m not going to get too excited about this until we see it replicated over time and across polling instruments. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, the results of any given poll can be junk. (It’s more complicated than that but, essentially, the probability that any given poll is completely off the charts is around 5 percent. It has to do with confidence intervals and math that only Nate Silver understands.)

Still, this result isn’t fantastically unbelievable. Yes, Bush and the Republicans made a lot of mistakes. But the Dems have had the Congress now for more than two years and the White House for several months. At some point, regardless of what they’ve inherited, they own this thing.

Further, Obama, Pelosi, Geithner, and company have not exactly covered themselves in glory. The various bailout packages are looking like the fiascos many of us predicted they’d be. And performance is, in many cases, less than the worst-case scenarios Obama’s team put out.

Oh bleh.

Voters are fickle pickles. Give. Me. A. Break.

Voters ignored the Democrats ignominious record of tax and spend.

Voters ignored the Democrats history of appeasement.

Voters ignored the Democrats statist policies and desires.


Because voting for Barack Obama seemed “hopeful” and was a new “change” and voters wanted to believe he was some sort of moderate. In fact, I bet these same exact voters would rate the President as The Best President Of The World Ever if the poll included the question. Such is the disconnect with Obama and his policies.

Still, I saw the liberal guests on Hannity look and talk a little panicky at the thought of a nuclear Iran and the implications for what President Obama’s moral equivalizing really means. It’s a double-bind extraordinaire.

And now, everyone is seeing what a head of cabbage could see about the economy: Spending a gazillion dollars to save our indebted hides will be a disaster; is a disaster.

A few months late, geniuses. Voting for President Obama was the feel-good vote. Hope everyone’s self-esteem is doing well, because your pocketbooks and your freedoms will diminish every day the man is in office.

  1. Rassmussen poll:
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