Tuesday | July 23, 2002
GOP Pollsters sound the alarm
Things are looking increasingly bleak for Republican candidates, a major GOP polling firm is warning. The problems are threefold:
Posted July 23, 2002 08:02 AM | Comments (0)
- Voters who feel the economy is on the wrong track vote in disproportionate number compared to those who are satisfied. Recent polls have consistently pegged the "wrong track" number at over 50 percent;
- Seniors, who also make up a disproportionate percentage of voters in midterm elections, also believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. And seniors are more likely to punish the GOP for raiding social security and opposing prescription drug coverage; and
- Women are most concerned with the economy, HMO reform, and prescription drug coverage -- all issues that favor the Democrats.