2010 in a paragraph
by Jerome Armstrong, Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 11:55:53 AM EDT
Here it is:
In a party-to-party measure, Americans by 46-32 percent said they trust the Democratic Party over the Republicans to handle the main problems the country faces during the next few years. That slipped for the Republicans from a 43-37 percent division in February. Still, it's nothing like the Democrats' thumping 56-23 percent lead -- the biggest in polling back to the early 1980s -- a month after Obama's election. This "trust to handle" measure is one on which the Republicans pulled even with the Democrats in October 1994, making it one to watch closely as the 2010 campaign unfolds. The "inclined to reelect" result, meanwhile, matched its low, 32 percent, in a 1991 ABC-Post poll; it was similar, 34 percent, in October 1994.
If you read that twice, you'd know everything you missed from 2008 up till now. Dems were up big, real big, as the party to trust and now are down real big too, as inclined to re-elect. What's keeping it close is that few still trust that the Republicans will even try to solve the main problems of the country.
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