More bad news for Democrats. Rasmussen is reporting that voters trust Republicans more on 10 of the most important issues regularly tracked by the polling company:
The GOP has consistently been trusted on most issues for months now, but in July they held the lead on only nine of the key issues.
Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, which remains the most important issue to voters. Those numbers are nearly identical to those found in June. Republicans have held the advantage on the economy since May of last year.
But for the first time in months, Republicans now hold a slight edge on the issues of government ethics and corruption, 40% to 38%. Voters have been mostly undecided for the past several months on which party to trust more on this issue, but Democrats have held small leads since February. Still, more than one-in-five voters (22%) are still not sure which party to trust more on ethics issues.
Rasmussen’s most recent generic Congressional ballot shows Republicans ahead of Democrat 47 to 38 percent. These reports comes out on the heels of a Politico piece stating Democrats “privately fear” their prospects for races in the House are getting any better:
They no longer believe the jobs and housing markets will recover — or that anything resembling the White House’s promise of a “recovery summer” is under way. They are even more concerned by indications that House Democrats once considered safe — such as Rep. Betty Sutton, who occupies an Ohio seat that President Barack Obama won with 57 percent of the vote in 2008 — are in real trouble.
In two close races, endangered Democrats are even running ads touting how they oppose their leadership.
“Democrats kept thinking: ‘We’re going to get better. We’re going to get well before the election,’” said one of Washington’s best-connected Democrats. “But as of this week, you now have people saying that Republicans are going to win the House. And now it’s starting to look like the Senate is going to be a lot closer than people thought.”
Yet, the Democrats and the White House continues to plow through with the same message—”Things could have been worse if we weren’t in charge.” That is tantamount to the lame “jobs saved jobs created” mantra. It cannot be measured and only shoddily covers up for the failures of those in charge.
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