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I hate to be the bearer of bad news
By Adam C Posted in 2008 — Comments (212) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
But even Rasmussen has picked up the shift away from Rs and toward Ds over the past two year. The monthly survey found in April 2008, Ds outnumber Rs by 10.0%, in 2007 it was by 5.5%, and in 2006 it was 3.9%. For perspective, in November 2004, the D lead was only 1.6% and in November 2006 it was 6.1%.
So right now, Rs are just as numerous as election day 2006 but Democrats have added 4% to their numbers. This is the worst relative showing since Rasmussen started taking monthly samples in Jan 2004, beating out the last two months which were D +9.1 and D +9.7. Feb, March and April 2008 have been the worst months for Rs compared to Ds in the 4 year history of this poll.
Sen. McCain may be able to pull out a win by winning over sufficient I and D voters but the House and Senate will become increasingly Democrat if a ten-point party ID differential persists.
Republican leadership seems silent on the deteriorating position of the party. And there is not much effort to identify policies and ideals that will bring people to the Party.