Skip to comments.Rasmussen: Scandals Could Drag Down Obama, Democrats In 2014 (Public Opinion in Favor of GOP)
Posted on 05/30/2013 5:19:26 PM PDT by drewh
Scott Rasmussen, founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, says there are signs the trio of scandals surrounding the Obama administration could cause more serious problems for the president and the Democratic Party if they persist.
Discussing how the scandals might help Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections, Rasmussen said public opinion is now "marginally in favor" of the GOP.
In the last five weeks Republicans have been ahead on the generic congressional ballots twice; Democrats, three times. We saw that same kind of balance going back and forth in April and May of 2009 and then gradually the Republican wave began to build," he said.
"So we'll be watching over this summer. If the scandals pick up and the generic ballot begins to move in the Republican direction, you'll see definitely that's going to help."
On top of the scandals, Republicans might also be able to capitalize on the rollout of Obamacare, according to Rasmussen. "It's likely to run into some administration hurdles, some bureaucratic issues, but it's also running into the fact that it has never become popular, and that's going to be a pretty healthy drag on Democrats."
He continued, "When we look at a question of, say, who do you trust more on the issue of ethics and corruption, it used to be Democrats had a big edge on the issue, but now with the scandals and controversy, the Republicans have a slight advantage; there's been a 10-point swing on that."
As for the targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, Rasmussen said, "Fifty-seven percent believe that the IRS really did target people and they don't buy the notion that it was some low-level people at the Cincinnati office. Sixty-five percent believe the decisions came from Washington at either the IRS headquarters or the White House."
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They don’t the IRS this cycle to suppress opposition.
Only problem is MSM is now ignoring the scandals.
Joe-6-pack thinks the scandals are much a do about nothing.
Think about how far ahead they would be if they were actually worth voting for!
I hope this is true, but they all said the same thing in 2008 and 2012. Instead, I say we ignore all polls and just get people to the polls. I am going to ensure that my friends go to vote more than ever before.
Its not 2014. Its 2013. This is the perfect time to get information out so the sheep will forget by election time. The MSM is helping Obama here to get the dirty laundry out at the right time.
Repeat of 2010 end the Tyranny!
IF the Amnesty Bill goes through it’s over!
Even though Repubs worked on it the Dems will be in power forever!
Hell Obama could become King!
The lazy will suddenly be willing to work?
I doubt it.
Obama could Nuke Manhattan and his support will remain unchanged.
People are too uninformed to know there are even any scandals ongoing.
The Rasmussen polls did not show Obama win handily. As I recall most of the republican pollsters had Romney winning.
I think Obamacare will be in “full bloom” by Nov 2014 and just may be a WMD to be used against the Baraqqis.
This is why Los Gangstas de Ocho are working so hard to import 33.1 million Mexican voters.
For a Republican candidate to win, he or she must pick up three large states that went for Obama (whether honestly or by fraud)--Florida, Virginia, and Ohio, plus one more. It will be an uphill struggle but the ones that seem to me to be most within reach are New Hampshire, Colorado, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
I am becoming a firm believer that the Republicans would rather be the minority so that people will like them.
The reality is that neither the media nor the sheeple are willing to face the truth. The media is not interested in exposing the sins of the Democrats, and the sheeple believe whatever the media tells them.
Its a vicious circle designed for morons, but hey, we have plenty of them.
The msn has ignored the Democrats' scandals for a very loooooong time.
You can say that again.