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Monday, June 8, 2009

New Poll-->Americans Now Trust GOP More than Dems on Economy

As the President jamming throw his agenda, his party is beginning to lose public confidence on key issues. Porkulus, the Omnibus bill, along with the auto bailouts, and a look ahead to programs such as cap and trade has made the Republican party the most trustworthy when it comes to the economy.

It even gets better than that Rasmussen asks the public about ten Issues, Republicans are more trusted in Six, Democrats in three and one (abortion) was a tie. The GOP made impressive gains in trust to handle the economy, ethics and corruption,national security. It seems as if the GOP is re-taking its core issues. Read the full results below:

Trust on Issues Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats on Economic Issues

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues, while 39% trust Democrats more.

This is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue. The parties were close in May, with the Democrats holding a modest 44% to 43% edge. The latest survey was taken just after General Motors announced it was going into bankruptcy as part of a deal brokered by the Obama administration that gives the government majority ownership of the failing automaker.

Voters not affiliated with either party now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues by a two-to-one margin.

Separate Rasmussen tracking shows that the economy remains the top issue among voters in terms of importance.

Republicans also now hold a six-point lead on the issue of government ethics and corruption, the second most important issue to all voters and the top issue among unaffiliated voters. That shows a large shift from May, when Democrats held an 11-point lead on the issue.

For the eighth straight month, Republicans lead on national security. The GOP now holds a 51% to 36% lead on the issue, up from a seven-point lead in May. They also lead on the war in Iraq 45% to 37%, after leading by just two points in May and trailing the Democrats in April.

Fewer voters see national security as a very important issue this month, but confidence that the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror

Republicans lead the Democrats on immigration for the third straight month, pulling ahead to a 35% to 29% advantage on the issue.

On taxes, the GOP leads the Democrats for the fifth straight month, 44% to 39%. In May and April, Republicans held six-point leads on the issue.

Democrats continue to hold the lead on the issues of health care, Social Security and education. While Democrats have a 10-point advantage on health care, that’s down from the 18-point lead the party had a month ago.

Democrats lead by six points on Social Security, down from nine points in May. The parties were tied on the issue in April.

On education, Democrats hold a 44% to 37% lead over Republicans.

The parties are tied on the issue of abortion for the second straight month, each earning 41% support from voters.

is at its highest level since February.

1*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

First, the economy.
45% Republicans
39% Democrats
16% Not sure

2* National security and the War on Terror
51% Republicans
36% Democrats
13% Not sure

3* The War in Iraq
45% Republicans
37% Democrats
18% Not sure

4* Immigration
43% Republicans
29% Democrats
29% Not sure

5* Government ethics and corruption
35% Republicans
29% Democrats
36% Not sure

6* Taxes
44% Republicans
39% Democrats
17% Not sure

7* Health care
7% Republicans
47% Democrats
17% Not sure

8* Social Security
37% Republicans
43% Democrats
19% Not sure

9* Education
37% Republicans
44% Democrats
18% Not sure

10* Abortion
41% Republicans
41% Democrats
18% Not sure

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