Polling data released this week shows voters nationally now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six of ten key issues, including the economy.
Some interesting tidbits from the Rasmussen survey:
- The economy remains the key political issue for the majority of Americans. For the first time in over two years, more Americans trust Republicans than Democrats to handle economic issues, 45% to 39%. Republican strength on the issue increased since May, when the GOP held only a one point lead. Among independent voters, the Republican advantage is now 2-to-1 over Democrats on economic issues.
- Republicans have regained strength on the issue of taxes. While last year a majority of Americans trusted Democrats on the issue, Republicans now lead 44% to 39%.
Republican strength on national security issues has intensified, giving the GOP a 15% lead on subject, up from 7% in May.
Lesson: it pays to stick to your principles.
Read the complete survey.