Now after three years of trying to be play nice against a “hold-no-prisoners” GOP, what is the Democrats’ reward? Gallup:
Americans see the Republican Party as better able than the Democratic Party to protect the country from terrorism and military threats, and to keep the country prosperous over the next few years [...]
At this point, Republicans, who currently control the House but not the presidency or the Senate, appear to be at least slightly better positioned going into the elections, given Americans’ preference for the GOP to handle the nation’s domestic and international woes.
Democrats held the advantage over the Republican Party on the “prosperous” dimension from 2003 through 2009, a period that included the majority of George W. Bush’s presidency and the first year of Barack Obama’s. The advantage switched to the GOP last year and remains so this year, by 48% to 39%.
If voters were that enamored with “bipartisanship” and “comity” and all that other shit that makes DC columnists swoon, those same voters would be punishing the GOP for their intransigence. But they are not.Share on Facebook