Skip to comments.Poll: Independent Voters Deserting the Democrats in Droves
Posted on 05/05/2010 7:53:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There are a number of interesting things about Resurgent Republics one-year anniversary poll, conducted at the end of April among 1,000 registered voters nationwide, but none more so than the clear evidence it provides that independent voters are deserting the Democrats in droves.
By a margin of better than 2 to 1, self-identified independents agreed that an increase in the number of Republicans in Congress is necessary in order to bring about a check and balance on runaway Washington government. Independents also agreed that the country is on the wrong track by a 65 to 25 percent margin.
Most surveys, including this one from Resurgent Republic, show the GOP electorate approaches the upcoming election with much greater intensity than the Democrats. Sixty-four percent of Republicans now say they are absolutely certain to vote in November.
It is sui generis that if Republican voters turn out in waves while Democratic turnout is down, it will not be helpful to the party in power, which is infected with a severe case of Obama-fatigue coupled with buyers remorse.
The impact of all this could be staggering. The party in power, which, in 2010 is the Democrats, suffers an average loss of 41 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives when the presidents job approval rating is below 50 percent, where Obamas seems to have, for the moment, settled.
After posting a lofty 61 to 32 percent approval rating last April (59 to 32 percent among Independents), the President now draws a 48 to 48 percent split, Resurgent Republics analysis says, including a 52 to 41 percent disapproval margin among Independents.
Congressional Democrats dont fare any better--in fact, they do worse, posting a 50 to 41 percent unfavorable image among the general population and with independents seeing them unfavorably by a 55 to 31 percent margin, a 10 point shift in downward from last year. It is important to note that independents are different than they were ten or even five years ago and now include a number of soft, non-ideological Republicans rather than just well-educated liberals who eschewed party affiliations. But even if independents are now more GOP in their native inclinations, it is undeniable that, in the last election, they were largely with Obama.
It is axiomatic that the party with the stronger appeal to independents is more likely to win national elections. According to this latest survey the Democrats are in real trouble.
Wait US News and World Report, you are suppose to shill. What is wrong with you?
This is big and we need to do right by them and get the RINOS out and small gov’t CONSERVATIVES in. They won’t regret that vote, for sure.
Cornered Rats are the most dangerous.
Obama's approval rating is dropping almost as fast as the unemployment rate.
I think you meant the employment rate, right?
The Independents are going to step on those cornered “Rats” in November.
It still may be too late to stop the Marxist agenda thrust upon us by the Democrats. They may get a good portion of their agenda passed and signed into law before the next congress is sworn in.
The Independents are going to step on those cornered Rats in November.
Rats, meet Sarah Palin.....the rat catcher!!!!!
Remember. “Independents” don’t really exist. The word just means Democrats.
This number needs to be way higher if we hope to make a true turnaround. We need a minimum of 75% to 80% of Republicans to turn out in every election if we really hope to drive a stake through the heart of the Left and its policies, which have dominated American government for about 100 years now.
They at US snooze are just getting around to figuring this out.
Indies will be more willing to support RINO’s more than a conservative.
The ones I know want smaller gov’t - don’t see RINOS as small gov’t
Re: “Remember. Independents dont really exist. The word just means Democrats.”
Absolutely; I have always found that to be pretty true - an Independent is just a sometimes squishy Democrat.
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