Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rasmussen Poll Updates

Here are some poll results from Rasmussen that are really encouraging for conservatives (emphasis mine):


Most voters think the country would be better off if the majority of the current Congress wasn't reelected this November, and their confidence in their own congressman continues to fall.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of likely voters believe, generally speaking, that it would be better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were defeated this November.

Just 19% disagree and say it would be better if most congressional incumbents were reelected. Another 18% aren't sure.

The Political Class strongly rejects these views, however. While 78% of Mainstream voters say it would be better for the country if most of the current Congress was turned out of office, 89% of the Political Class think it would be better if most were reelected.

The number of voters nationwide (61%) who give Congress a poor job performance rating is now at its highest level in more than three years. More voters also think most members of Congress are corrupt.

Talk about out of touch...!  On a related note, both adults in general and Independents are fleeing from Obama's policies and initiatives.  I heard on the radio that the 2008 election was the first in which the Republican did not win the lion's share of Independent voters, and those Indies now appear to be flocking back home in huge numbers.  Welcome back, we're glad to have you!

A great sense of priorities...

Sixty-three percent (63%) of U.S. voters say finding new sources of energy is more important than reducing the amount of energy Americans now consume. That's up eight points from last month and the highest level measured since April 2009.

Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and think energy conservation is more important, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

A pretty hefty majority thinks we should focus on renewable energy, but I think that's probably because people want to be earth-friendly.  While that's all fine and good, I think that if the poll question included some sort of an explicit cost -- i.e. "Would you pay 10% higher prices to use renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels?" -- you'd see the numbers plummet.  Also, 68% want to see increased offshore drilling.

Yes, start over, you idiots!

Sixty-one percent (61%) of U.S. voters say Congress should drop health care reform and focus on more immediate ways to improve the economy and create jobs.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of voters nationwide disagree and think Congress should press ahead with health care.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) say given the country's current economic situation, the Obama administration should wait on health care reform until the economy improves. That's a 10-point increase from March of last year. Thirty-three percent (33%) still say the White House should move forward with health care reform.

That's not deterring Obama, however, nor is the fact that a full 58% oppose the plans currently being crafted in secret by Congress.

Make no mistake that by passing legislation that is so thoroughly despised by the American people, Obama and the Democrats are sowing the seeds of their own electoral destruction.  The only questions remain along the lines of precisely how bad the damage will be, and whether or not America can recover from their efforts.

There's my two cents.

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