Why Elections Aren't Actually About the Most Popular Party
by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Sep 28, 2014 | Views: 145 | Score: 0
|All Voters (2014)||47||42|
|Likely Voters (2014)||44||47|
|All Voters (2010)||44||43|
|Likely Voters (2010)||42||48|
Voting Intention Among...
Sources: people-press.org, politico.com
While many have asserted public disgruntlement with Obamacare and the laggard economic recovery to be harbingers of a Republican sweep in the upcoming elections, the GOP's favorability-ratings trail the Democratic Party's by 5%. Nevertheless, Republican voters are significantly more likely to turn out-- and that makes all the difference. In 2010, Republicans won 63 House-seats, though Democrats were slightly more-liked.