Saturday, May 15, 2010

American voters want Democrats in majority

AP-GfK Poll flashes mixed signals for parties

According to the latest poll, 45% of voters desire a Democratic majority with 40% opposing. According to the poll, Democrats do better when health care is not the issue. Here is (presumably) a typical response:

I'm a new Democrat," said Harley Smithson, 51, of Baltimore, who said he had recently switched from the GOP. "I want to be with a party that's for something instead of against everything.

That response should be very telling for the GOP: they must get in front of the voters like Mr. Smithson and put forward a coherent plan for how they would govern. Failing to do that will relegate the GOP to minority status for the indefinite future. So, it is incumbent upon those of us that are unhappy with the current state of affairs, and do not see the Democrats as the provider of solutions, to get on the GOP's case prodding them to get their act together and do just that.


Debbie said...

Hmmmm. Very interesting. That seems to go against popular belief right now. Republicans can't sit by and just expect to get elected because they are NOT Democrats. They need to be active about doing things to fix Obama's CHANGE.

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hbl said...

Use any poll sent to you by the RNC or the NRSC as a vehicle to harangue them over their lackadaisical approach.