GOP Takes the Lead

Gallup:

Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.

And

President Obama’s job approval rating slipped to 43% for the week of Aug. 16-22, down one percentage point from the previous weekly low set a week ago.

I wonder why that is.

Congress Ranks Last in Confidence in Institutions

Obama Needs a Stimulus Act for His Presidency

The Folly of Subsidizing Unemployment

Obama Administration Halts Prosecution of Suspected USS Cole Bomber

Economy Caught in Depression, Not Recession: Rosenberg

Obama’s failed stimulus program cost more than the Iraq war

57% of Likely Voters Describe Democratic Congressional Agenda As Extreme

56% Oppose Justice Department Challenge of Arizona Law; 61% Favor Similar Law In Their State

71% in Arizona Now Support State’s New Immigration Law

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Majority of Americans Want Health Control Law Repealed

This can’t be good for Democrats rolling into midterms. Maybe that’s why they’re being encouraged not to mention it.

Support for repeal of the health care reform bill is at its highest level in over a month, while the number of voters who believe repeal will be good for the economy has reached a new high.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 60% at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform law, while 36% oppose repeal.

Those numbers include 50% who Strongly Favor repeal and 26% who Strongly Oppose it.

Voters think Dem Agenda is “Extreme”

You think?

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think the agenda of Democrats in Congress is extreme. Thirty-four percent (34%) say it is more accurate to describe the Democratic agenda as mainstream.

Compare to

Forty-five percent (45%) of voters view the GOP agenda as mainstream, but nearly as many (40%) say it’s more accurate to call it extreme.

In every match up the Democrats’ agenda of nationalizing the private sector at the expense of the economy was too extreme.

Majority of Americans Say Country on Wrong Track

By a whopping 60%, too:

With a tripled deficit, socialized health care, takeover of the auto industry, mismanagement of the BP disaster, bids to centralize control of finance and energy, everything an effort towards control and nothing towards creating jobs (430k jobs created in May and 411k of those temporary government CENSUS jobs? Get real) it’s no wonder the country wants to hit the brakes.

41% Say Random Selection From Phone Book Would Do A Better Job Than Current Congress

Seriously.

The latest national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds that 41% say a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress. Almost as many (38%) disagree, however, and another 20% are undecided.

These findings show little change from early January and early September 2009. However, the number of voters who feel a random selection could do better is up eight points from early October 2008, just before the presidential election.

Pew: Global Warming Hits Bottom of Priorities

Because people are concerned over things like jobs, the economy, and terrorism. From the Pew Research Center:

Dealing with global warming ranks at the bottom of the public’s list of priorities; just 28% consider this a top priority, the lowest measure for any issue tested in the survey. Since 2007, when the item was first included on the priorities list, dealing with global warming has consistently ranked at or near the bottom.