The question remains whether or not Republicans at the State and National level can parlay this discontent for the Democrats handling of keys issues into victories. That requires a message from the Republicans and as of yet they do not have firm footing in that category. The GOP should have their own information to form a message, but if not, some top Democrats will lend them some information.
James Carville's group of strategist has polling information that details "drop off voters".
So what's in poll.
The news for 'Democrats' more generally is no better.
- By 53%-42%, those who are likely to vote in the 2010 election say Barack Obama is 'too liberal.'
- They believe by a margin of 53%-40% that he will 'raise my taxes.'
- By 55%-42% they say 'he promises things that sound good' but that won't get done.
- By a whopping 65%-32%, likely voters call Obama a 'big spender.'
- On the economy, likely voters give 'the Democrats' just a 6 point edge (45%-39%) over 'the Republicans.'
- Likely voters give the Republicans an 11 point edge (49%-38%) on taxes.
- The Republicans have a 13 point lead (47%-34%) on government spending.
- Republicans have a 5 point edge (42%-37%) on the budget deficit.