No matter how many I consume, I’m always left hungry for more. Luckily, there’ll be plenty of new ones to come before November. Yum.
It’ll be fun watching The One’s “it’s only been a week” stand-up routine evolve over time, won’t it? 2012 presidential debate: “It’s only been two years.”
Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on nine out of 10 key issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports, but the gap between the two parties has grown narrower on several of them.
Following the passage of the health care bill, 53% now say they trust Republicans on the issue of health care. Thirty-seven percent (37%) place their trust in Democrats. A month earlier, the two parties were essentially even on the health care issue…
On the economy, Republicans are trusted more by 49% while Democrats are preferred by 37%. That’s a big improvement for the GOP following a five-point advantage last month. More voters who make under $20,000 annually trust Democrats on this issue, but voters who earn more than that favor Republicans.
The health-care split on March 5 was 45/42 in favor of the GOP; they went from -3 to -16 in just under a month, and all they had to do was pass a trillion-dollar unsustainable entitlement to do it. You earned your paycheck this month, champ. Another interesting data point: Last month, Republicans led 46/41 on the economy but this month it’s … 49/37. I don’t know how to explain that except as spillover from worries about O-Care, although given the news yesterday about the economy having gained jobs, I’m sure it’ll rebound somewhat for the Dems in April.
Oh, the one issue on which Democrats still lead the GOP? Ethics. People do realize that Eric Massa and Charlie Rangel aren’t Republicans, right? Exit question: Is it now safe to say that Obama’s national O-Care tour is backfiring? Hmmmmm.