Because Obama and the Democrats are trying to brazen out the failures and consequences of the collapsing Affordable Care Act, it is easy to doubt that the Obamacare meltdown is really happening.
Democrats are on the losing end of a 13-point swing in the polls since October, resulting in an early lead for the GOP heading into 2014, according to a new poll on the midterm elections released Thursday.
The CNN/ORC International survey shows Republicans holding a 49 percent to 44 percent lead over Democrats, a swift reversal from just two months ago, when the Democratic Party stood steady with an 8-point lead over the GOP, 50 percent to 42 percent.
In the generic ballot test, the poll asked respondents whether they would vote for a Democrat or Republican in their congressional district, without providing any specific names.
My main worry here is that the Republicans will not believe this change. Already they have acted like losers who need to win a popularity contest with liberals. After the Ryan budget surrender what else is the GOP planning to give up—as if the Democrats still have the upper hand.
But they don’t, unless Republicans give it back to them.
Of course, the Politico.com story ends by trying to make the situation look better for the Democrats.
The new numbers will very likely concern congressional Democrats, but CNN Polling Director Keating Holland cautions against making any early predictions on the 2014 elections based on the new poll results.
“There is just under a year to go before any votes are actually cast, and the ‘generic ballot’ question is not necessarily a good predictor of the actual outcome of 435 separate elections,” Holland said. “A year before the 2010 midterms, for example, the Democrats held a 6-point lead on the generic ballot, but the GOP wound up regaining control of the House in that election cycle, thanks to an historic 63-seat pickup.”
If the polls still showed Dems ahead, the poll results wouldn’t be downplayed by any of the stories. Democrats are desperately afraid right now.
We have a whole year of Obamacare explosions a head of us. Also, the chances of the economy really improving is pretty unlikely. It is much more probable that it will crash.
So the question is: Are the republicans going to offer a free-market vision of Constitutional government? Or are they going to give victory back to the Democrats?