Jul
09
2009
4

The July Rasmussen Public Trust numbers.

Short version: the public trusts the GOP over the Democrats 8-for-10 at this point, and we flipped the Abortion and Social Security categories.  That being said, the numbers readjusted themselves in the Democrats’ favor 5-for-10 as compared to last month‘s.

July 2009 June 2009
Issue Dem GOP Diff Issue Democrats GOP Diff Shift
Health Care 46% 42% 4 Health Care 47% 37% 10 (6)
Education 41% 38% 3 Education 44% 37% 7 (4)
Social Security 37% 42% (5) Social Security 43% 37% 6 (11)
Abortion 39% 46% (7) Abortion 41% 41% (7)
Economy 41% 46% (5) Economy 39% 45% (6) 1
Taxes 36% 52% (16) Taxes 39% 44% (5) (11)
Iraq 41% 45% (4) Iraq 37% 45% (8) 4
Nat’l Security 40% 49% (9) Nat’l Security 36% 51% (15) 6
Gov’t Ethics 33% 34% (1) Gov’t Ethics 29% 35% (6) 5
Immigration 34% 40% (6) Immigration 29% 43% (14) 8

Rasmussen has only put these numbers out here so far, unless I’ve missed it.  The shift down for the Democrats may be a trend; it may also be an inevitable result of the Republicans improving their position in eight out of ten categories from May to June.  Either way, I don’t think that it’s an accident that most of the GOP increases are in areas that have been in the news for the last month; particularly taxes, and particularly health care. The Democrats may want to consider adopting a strategy of visibly doing nothing at all, on anything

Moe Lane

PS: Also, the upcoming monthly financial reports for the various committees are going to be very interesting.

Crossposted to RedState.

Jun
09
2009
4

June’s Rasmussen trust numbers versus May’s.

[UPDATE] Rasmussen finally put up an article.

So, last month I posted Rasmussen’s report that the Republicans were back to being trusted more than Democrats on four critical topics, and trusted more and/or tied on five.  It got a surprising amount of play, given that I hadn’t really thought all that much about it when I wrote it.  Besides, it was one month, compared to a very, very, very bad month for Republicans; the numbers could very easily shift by the next month.

They did.

Jun-09 May-09
Issue Democrats GOP Diff Democrats GOP Diff Shift
Health Care 47% 37% 10 53% 35% 18 8
Education 44% 37% 7 49% 36% 13 6
Social Security 43% 37% 6 48% 39% 9 3
Abortion 41% 41% 41% 41%
Economy 39% 45% (6) 44% 43% 1 7
Taxes 39% 44% (5) 41% 47% (6) (1)
Iraq 37% 45% (8) 41% 43% (2) 6
Nat’l Security 36% 51% (15) 41% 48% (7) 8
Gov’t Ethics 29% 35% (6) 40% 29% 11 17
Immigration 29% 43% (14) 36% 37% (1) 13

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May
11
2009
25

Rasmussen and the quietly rusting Democratic advantage.

[UPDATE] And welcome, Weekly Standard readers.
[UPDATE] Welcome, Instapundit readers. Taking a trip, soon? Murtha’s here to help!

Examining Rasmussen’s trust-on-issues numbers from month to month is interesting enough, but I was interested in the long term trends.  So I put together this chart comparing this month’s numbers with those of last October’s*:

October 2008 May 2009
Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Cum Shift
Economy 51% 38% 13 44% 43% 1 (12)
Govt Ethics 40% 30% 10 40% 29% 11 1
National Sec. 47% 44% 3 41% 48% (7) (10)
Education 53% 34% 19 49% 36% 13 (6)
Healthcare 54% 34% 20 53% 35% 18 (2)
Taxes 47% 42% 5 41% 47% (6) (11)
Iraq 47% 42% 5 41% 43% (2) (7)
Social Security 49% 37% 12 48% 39% 9 (3)
Abortion 47% 38% 9 41% 41% (9)
Immigration 40% 38% 2 36% 37% (1) (3)

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