Those Identifying As Democrats Lowest In Four Years

Rassmussen: Just 36% of likely voters now say they are Democrats, down 2 percentage points in November alone and the lowest since December, 2005 when the number was also 36%. This time a year ago 42% of likely voters said they were Democrats.

There are still more Democrats that Republicans in the Nation but the gap has narrowed to 3 percentage points.

The big news is that independents are swinging heavily to the right.

Sixty-Two percent of Americans (62%) say they are opposed to a single-payor health care system. Republicans have an opportunity if they will seize it. This 62% must be shown that any government-run health care that will come out of the Obama administration and/or the Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi cabal will be a single-payor system, if not immediately then inevitably.

Republicans are famous for missing opportunities. Let’s hope they don’t blow it this time. They need to get beyond the old pattern of Republicans winning only when Democrats screw up. They must start to win elections on their own merits instead of the Democrats’ lack of merit. They need to give voters a reason to vote for Republicans and not just against Democrats.

UPDATE: Quin Hillyer warnes Republicans to not become overconfident. I agree, especially if the big shots continue to diss conservatives and Conservatism. Republicans should wise up and understand that Conservatism has worked fantastically well for them, every time they’ve tried it (i.e., 1980, 1984 and 1994). And every time they have abandoned Conservatism trouble has not been far away (1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008).

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