Skip to comments.New McLaughlin poll: In Va and NJ “conservative problem solvers” energized GOP/Indie turnout
Posted on 11/17/2009 6:06:53 AM PST by jmaroneps37
The news from a new survey of voter attitudes toward conservative Republican positions is very encouraging.
Immediately after Republican victories in Virginia and New Jersey the McLaughlin polling firm spoke to the voters of each state.
Surveys important points
The wins by Bob McDonnell in Virginia and Chris Christie in New Jersey show voters want Republican core principles applied to our problems.
In both states Republicans won the turnout battle using conservatism to energize voters and reverse the trends of just one year ago.
While Barack Obama is relatively popular in New Jersey, even billboards giving the impression that he was Jon Corzines running mate fell flat on Election Day. There is a widening gap between Obamas personal popularity and voter approval of his policies.
In New Jersey Obamas healthcare plans are not popular despite its liberal Democrat character. That stopped any traction Obama might have generated for Corzine. Obama has no coattails and wont be able to help in other local races.
A majority of voters in both states used the occasion to send a message to the Congressional Democrats and Obama about their dissatisfaction with the direction they are taking our country.
Voters are very concerned about the excessive spending, debt and anticipated taxes to pay the nations bills for Democrats wild unrestrained spending. For GOP candidates, talking about fiscal responsibility that will grow our economy and create jobs is a big winner.
Voters dont want the Democrats to work on healthcare; they want the economy fixed instead.
Voters want the kind of reforms spelled out in Republican health care reform plans rather than the Democrat plans being considered.
Clearly these results show the way to victory for Republicans is to be solidly conservative and cut taxes and spending you their plan for rebuilding our America.
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The problems this country faces are not all that complicated, if you think about it. Government has gotten way too big and entitlements are over-promised. The solution is to do what any sane family does when they overspend - go on a budget. The GOP shot themselves in the foot by going along with big-government conservatism. Now, when the GOP goes back to their roots, they are showing they can win in the bluest of blue states. Which should make the likes of David Frum and David Brooks shut up. But it won’t - RINOs share the liberal traits of thinking the solution to failure is to do more of what is failing.
We now have two compelling issues.
Economy and national security.
The dems fall far short on both of these issues.
This is exactly what Palin did here in Alaska. She solved more problems, cut taxes, and fostered better/less corrupt state government. I wonder if the truth will ever be told or if the media image and lies will prevail?
"Clearly these results show the way to victory for Republicans is to be solidly conservative and cut taxes and spending you their plan for rebuilding our America."
The end of that sentence threw me a bit, but I get the drift.
Left out the little part about the tax increase on oil.
At a time when Americans are feeling the pinch at the gasoline pump and oil companies are racking up record profits, Alaska's choice foreshadows one of the sharpest debates in the upcoming presidential election.'
State legislators have always been more than happy to fill their pockets with money from oil industry, and then do their bidding. Oil has always corrupted politics up here; they pretty much own both partys. Has led to public holding their noses concerning the corruption. Alaskan's were glad to see Palin clean it up and send quite a few of our own Repubs off to the big house.
Oil has been a double edged sword here. It funds government but also permits many social programs and no state income or sales taxes, a good thing actually.
The oil industry has a sweetheart deal here in Ak and they know it all too well. Most Alaskans would have preferred future gas development to be state controlled for Ak's useage & benefit. Palin preached for private development; we shall see who proves up?
The election in NJ was won in two counties, Monmouth and Ocean counties. These two counties gave Christie a lead of more than 135,000 votes, and Christie won statewide by about 100,000 total.
A political operative should study these two counties because this is the recipe to defeat the Dems.
YOU’RE RIGHT (and took the words out of my very own mouth): IT’S The Reagan Formula: Stupid!
Ya know, here in Alaska, we don't have state income, sales, or all the other nuisance taxes everybody in lower 48 has becomed conditioned to accepting as business as usual. Most of Alaska doesn't even have property taxes. You should see people up here go off the deep end when politicals talk about taxes.