It only took a jump in unemployment from 4.6% in January 2007 to 10.0% in January 2010 and 7 million lost jobs for Americans to agree that Democratic control of Congress is disastrous for the country.
After the Coakley loss last week, Americans overwhelmingly applaud the Democrats’ loss of their supermajority.
The Plum Line reported:
The headline on the new CNN poll is this: “Most Americans applaud Democrats’ loss of supermajority.”
And that’s bad for Dems. But what’s worse for Dems is that the poll’s internals also show that for the first time since the Dem takeover of Congress, more say Dem control of Congress is bad for the country.
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The poll finds that 48% of American adults say it’s “bad for the country that the Democratic party is in control of Congress,” versus only 45% who say it’s good. That’s within the poll’s margin of error, but it still isn’t good for Dems.
CNN asked that question nine other times since Dems took control of Congress. In every other instance, voters said Dem control was good for the country by a wide margin, almost always by double digits.
The poll also finds that for the first time since the 2006 takeover, the number who have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party equals the number who view the Democratic Party favorably. That’s at 46% apiece.
Of course, the fact that democrats just tripled the national deficit in one year probably didn’t help them much either.