The Independent voter

While the President and the Speaker of the House seem thoroughly confused about the massive Democrat losses (both state and federal) two weeks ago, the American public is not.

I thought you might be interested in the following poll results released by James Carville’s (D.) Democracy Corps and Ed Gilespie’s (R.) Resurgent Republic.

…56% of independent voters voted for GOP candidates while just 38% voted Democratic, a 36-point swing from the 2006 midterm and a 26-point swing from the last presidential election.

Independents share the GOP view that the government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals. They trust the GOP more than Democrats on jobs and employment (50%-27%), the economy (48-25), government spending (50-23), the federal budget deficit (53-17), and taxes (54-23). A majority (51%) support extending all the Bush-era tax cuts even after hearing Mr. Obama’s best arguments against extending them for people making over $250,000.

And, were that not enough, 79% of Independents believe that the government is on the wrong track.

With those kind of numbers from the Independents, the election results really shouldn’t surprise anyone.

8 replies
  1. Headless Horseman
    Headless Horseman says:

    To listen to the libs who have been chattering impotently at all things decent since the election, you would think the reason Democrats lost was because they weren't liberal enough.  He is being excoriated for even considering compromise by his own base…  and if Obama's base continues to fracture going into 2012…  well…   I'll be happy!

  2. cherwin
    cherwin says:

    I don't get it! Does anything get through to them or do they have rocks for brains. It has to be a genetic flaw. How can so many people just keep on thinking the way they do and doing what they want to do, when so many others have said we don't want it, we don't want you and your policies shoved down our throats anymore.

    I am convinced they have no idea what life is like outside of their bubble and they really do not care about what the American people want. They just don't care.

  3. dkortebein
    dkortebein says:

    I'm not shocked and neither should anyone else, and in 2 years we will get rid of the worst President since Jimmy Carter.  Thank God.

  4. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Even if he is a Democrat, James Carville is brilliant! If the Dems don't listen and learn from him, they deserve what they get. However, there is still time, don't get cocky, yet.

  5. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    And the last stat speaks volumes – 79% of independents think the Gov't is on the wrong track.  I read that as being both parties, not one or the other. 

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