The Grandma’s have spoken … Is it too late for a Democrat comeback … you betcha!

The latest Wall Street Journal Poll can’t be good news for the Dems, and if the trends hold true for 5 more months (and given the way the Dems are behaving, why not?), Connecticut may be one of the few states to put Democrats back in power. I’ll take that. It will be fun to see John Larson’s group become the party of “No”.

Republicans have solidified support among voters who had drifted from the party in recent elections, putting the GOP in position for a strong comeback in November’s mid-term campaign, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
The findings suggest that public opinion has hardened in advance of the 2010 elections, making it tougher for Democrats to translate their legislative successes, or a tentatively improving U.S. economy, into gains among voters.

Republicans have reassembled their coalition by reconnecting with independents, seniors, blue-collar voters, suburban women and small town and rural voters—all of whom had moved away from the party in the 2006 elections, in which Republicans lost control of the House. Those voter groups now favor GOP control of Congress.

Make no mistake. The Tea Party has made a huge difference by drawing attention to a government that has grown too big, too intrusive, too expensive, too too. But a word of warning to Republicans. Don’t you dare puff up your chests and think this is anything you did. This is what we did and the poll confirms that.

Just 30% in the survey said they felt positively about the Republican Party—a smaller share than for the Democratic Party and the tea party movement.

Of those who want to see Republicans control the House, less than one-third said that was because they support the GOP and its candidates.

Rather, nearly two-thirds said they were motivated by opposition to Mr. Obama and Democratic policies.

It looks like Republicans have gained strength simply because they are not Democrats. Still, that’s how Obama got elected. He wasn’t George Bush. That’s an OK start, but it means that if Republicans do indeed regain power it will be incumbent (no pun intended) upon them to listen to the people who put them in power this time, or face the same fate as the Democrats.

Of the people, by the people.

AP at Hot Air asks an interesting question. I’ll make it my poll.

Given the fact that Latinos are angry about Arizona’s law and yet the enthusiasm gap is still +20 for the GOP, what’s left in The One’s bag of tricks to goose liberal turnout this year? Immigration and cap and trade seem likely to do nothing but energize more conservatives. Time for Obama, Reid, and Pelosi to dial down their agenda this year? Or

2 replies
  1. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    Without valid independant candiates, Republicans seem like our only hope.

    And yet they are no prize.  If much of what has passed is unconstitutional, why haven't the Repubicans charged anyone with treason?  At the least, where is the push to stop the legislation until it passes Consitutional muster? 

    Are they not tied to the same big money puppet strings as the Dems?

  2. weregettinghosed
    weregettinghosed says:

    Now is the time for exciting people to emerge. People are hungry for someone to step up to the batting plate and begin to play hard ball against all the dems that believe they are securely entrenched in their positions for as long as they choose to be there.

    We will be seeing more and more of the leftiests getting thrown out on their butts with a big surprised look on their faces – "like what they heck just happened to me? How could this happen to me?" And we should not give them any help in finding a new job – they should feel reality – being jobless, being fired, not able to find a job and start to lose critical things,  their houses, cars, vacation homes, boats…. Let them feel like a real citizen trapped in the terrible leftist web they created. Like the old saying – they need badly a taste of their own medicine.

    November 2010 – the day the Democrats begin to drink their own medicine and we begin to smell the sweet smell of freedom —- it will be just budding and we will need to nurture it plenty, not letting our guards down, always on the watch but we will if we tend to our freedom, see it blossom once again and America will again have her flag waving proudly.

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