Will independent voters fuel a 2010 GOP comeback? For those who are tired of one party rule, here's some encouraging analysis:
Some new indications suggest an improving environment for Republicans among independent voters.
- A recent bipartisan poll conducted by National Public Radio shows Republicans and Democrats in a virtual tie on the congressional generic ballot question.
- The NPR survey finds Republicans leading on the generic ballot among independents (38%-24%)
- In the still-undecided congressional election in upstate New York (NY-20), Republican Jim Tedisco had a surprisingly strong showing among independents. National Journal's Hotline underscored this point and the broader implications: independents are now up for grabs.
What explains the Republican renaissance among these non-aligned voters?
- Some believe it has to do with a decline in enthusiasm among Democratic partisans following two successful election cycles.
- Another factor may involve recent news of spending and debt surrounding the budget debate in Washington.
- Independent voters "are worried that they over-corrected in the 2006/2008 elections combined, and now have more of a liberal slant to government than they want. They want change, but with checks and balances."
Clearly it's not time for Republicans to pop the corks. But recent evidence of GOP improvement does say one thing about the party: They're not dead yet.
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