Skip to comments.Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress
Posted on 06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT by autumnraine
There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll.
The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November.
The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And slightly more now 64% say their household budgets are in good shape.
In addition, people want Democrats to win control of Congress, by a 46% to 39% margin. That is the second straight month in which Democrats have held a delicate advantage on that question since April, when 44% preferred Republicans and 41% picked Democrats.
When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are, said Daniel Lowery, 23, a warehouse worker from Fostoria, Ohio, who wants Democrats to continue leading the House and Senate.
Even so, there's plenty in the poll to encourage Republicans, and nothing that contradicts many analysts' views that the current opposition party has a solid shot of capturing majorities of one or both chambers of Congress.
The public's anti-Washington mood remains robust, with 55% saying they want a new member of Congress bad news for Democrats with more incumbents to defend. A low 24% approve of how Congress is doing its job, a hefty 72% still say the nation's economy is in poor condition, and 77% consider huge federal budget deficits a top concern.
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Not a person that I talk to believes this BS! RATs, Republicans, and Independents intend to clean the sewer that is DC. Count on it.
lulz....I cal serious BS.
Btw, a liberal polling for liberals....who would have thought. =.=
LA Slimes...’nuf said.
Yea right.only in L.A.
I can remember when AP was the gold standard of news gathering and not a “polling” organization.
Article quotes a 23 year old regarding how wonderful the Clinton years were...
I love the quote from the 23 year old about the good old days under Clinton. He would have been 13 when Clinton left office. Of course life was good for him, his mommy was still putting his breakfast cereal in his bowl for him.
Guide the economy further into the sewer?
Can you imagine how many dems they had to poll to get this number!!!
Retain? When they called me, they said release.
Damn if I know- this?
When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are, said Daniel Lowery, 23
Is so stunningly ignorant- not to mention partisan- that you have to wonder, is it atypical, or a ghastly trend.
Articles like this will be used to show that when the elections are stolen in November, that it is what the people wanted. Conversely, if the election is not stolen, then they can use an article like this to claim some GOP fraud.
LATimes reported, poll by AP.
A good example of how the ‘Rats have made dumbing Americans down a top priority.
“The AP-GfK Poll involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,044 randomly chosen adults.”
Um, no, actually Republicans started controlling Congress in Jan. 1995, not long after your buddy Clinton became President. It was a concurrent thing. This douche acts like Clinton and the Democrats ran everything from 1993 up until 2001, which is not true.
An AP poll, eh. What next, using the Weekly World News to shape foreign policy?