“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Polls On Voter Discontent with Big Government

Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center wrote a fascinating piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday concerning voter scepticism of Washington.

He cites many statistics in his editorial, mostly indicating how voters have become significantly disenchanted with and fearful of the federal government and its many social programs.

His last paragraph, however, really gave me pause,

"Nonetheless, antigovernment sentiment appears to be a more significant driver of possible turnout among Republicans and independents than among Democrats. Perhaps the most troubling for Democrats, independent voters who are highly frustrated with government are also highly committed to casting a ballot this year, and they favor the Republican candidates in their districts by an overwhelming 66% to 13% margin."

I have not seen such a lopsided pair of numbers reported anywhere else regarding the upcoming November elections.

If this number is correct, one can't help but see a Republican-controlled House next January.

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