The PJ Tatler

On the Economy, Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats, By a 10% Margin


Senate Democrats take note: the American public, by a 10% margin, now trusts Republicans more on the economy than Democrats.  According to a Rasmussen Poll released today, Sunday, July 24, 2011:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 45% trust Republicans more when it comes to handling economic issues, while 35% put more trust in Democrats. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The gap was the closest in years in May when the GOP held just a 46% to 42% lead on the economy, which voters have consistently regarded as the most important of 10 issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on nine of those 10 issues. In May, Republicans led on just six issues after being trusted more on all 10 in early January. Two years ago Democrats were trusted more than Republicans on most issues. Still, there are several issues that the parties are close on in terms of trust…A majority of voters continue to support repeal of the national health care law and believe it will increase the federal deficit.

Maybe the Democrat-led Senate doesn’t care, but voters do, and Rasmussen specifically polls “Likely Voters,” not just whoever picks up the phone.  There’s an old song that should be playing in the Democratic cloakroom when the Democrat Senators return to Washington after their scandalous weekend break.  Here it is: