Good News With A Caveat For The GOP
A new WSJ/NBC poll contains great news for the GOP. But the most consistent number over four years is voter dissatisfaction with both parties in Washington. Party loyalty hasn't become a thing of the past for no reason. The GOP may well enjoy a tremendous opportunity in 2010. But that is all it is, an opportunity. If they fail to take advantage of it and be responsive to the people, they will soon be abandoned, yet, again.
Republicans have solidified support among voters who had drifted from the party in recent elections, putting the GOP in position for a strong comeback in November's elections, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
The new survey gives incumbents of either party little reason for comfort. Only about one in five respondents approved of the job Congress is doing. People in the survey felt overwhelmingly negative toward both political parties.
Nearly one-third of respondents said they "almost never" trust the government in Washington to do what is right—about triple the number who felt that way when the question was asked in October.