GALLUP’S VERY PROMISING NEWS
Who do voters look to for leadership on major issues? The Grand Old Party is a little grander these days. A lot grander, in fact.
“On the No. 1 issue, the economy, Republicans have more than doubled their April lead over Democrats, to 11 percentage points. Notably, as the GOP tries to gain control of the Senate, the current GOP advantage on the economy nearly matches the 12-point advantage the party held in August 2010, shortly before the midterm elections that gave the Republicans control of the House,” reports Gallup analyst Andrew Dugan.
“The GOP’s lead on the federal budget deficit has also widened, to 20 points from 14 points in April, and is now higher than at any other time during Barack Obama’s presidency,” he says.