Friday, July 01, 2005

Poll: Democrats Weaken More than Republicans

As a host of issues, from major (the Iraq War and Social Security) to minor (the Terri Schiavo affair), do real damage to Republicans, Democrats still manage to sink lower than them in a new poll:
Though 56% of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, a new Democracy Corps poll also shows that voters have more positive feelings about Republicans. Specifically, 43% of voters favor the Republican Party, while 38% had positive feelings about Democrats.

The Christian Science Monitor quotes pollster Stan Greenberg: "Republicans weakened in this poll... but it shows Democrats weakening more." Greenberg attributes the decline to the perception that Democrats have "no core set of convictions or point of view." ("Democrats Still Not Seen as Alternative," Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, 30 Jun. 2005)
No mean feat, but that is to be expected.

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