Washington (CNN) – Eleven months before crucial midterm elections, a national poll indicates that the public is divided over whether the country would be better off with Democrats or Republicans controlling Congress.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday, 40 percent of people questioned say the U.S. would be better off if Democrats ran Congress while 39 percent feel things would be better if Republicans took charge on Capitol Hill. The 1-point margin is a statistical tie.
Support for Democrats is down from a 10-point advantage in August and a 25-point margin in January.
Republicans should send flowers to the Democrats for this switch in the polls. It has been Democrats irresponsible spending, terrible policies and total arrogance that have soured the American people against Democrats. I am hard pressed to think of a single thing the Republicans have done to earn support.
Even with the healthcare debate, many Republicans are offering fixes to the bad bill, rather than calling for it to be killed outright. If we look further at CNN’s poll we will see that the public isn’t supporting the bill anyway, so why not just flat out oppose it?
If Republicans really want to reclaim control of both houses, then they are going to have to do a whole lot better than just sitting by and letting the Democrats blow it.