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The July Rasmussen Public Trust numbers.

[UPDATE] Rasmussen finally put up an article.

Short version: the public trusts the GOP over the Democrats 8-for-10 at this point, and we flipped the Abortion and Social Security categories.  That being said, the numbers readjusted themselves in the Democrats’ favor 5-for-10 as compared to last month‘s.

July 2009 June 2009
Issue Dem GOP Diff Issue Democrats GOP Diff Shift
Health Care 46% 42% 4 Health Care 47% 37% 10 (6)
Education 41% 38% 3 Education 44% 37% 7 (4)
Social Security 37% 42% (5) Social Security 43% 37% 6 (11)
Abortion 39% 46% (7) Abortion 41% 41% - (7)
Economy 41% 46% (5) Economy 39% 45% (6) 1
Taxes 36% 52% (16) Taxes 39% 44% (5) (11)
Iraq 41% 45% (4) Iraq 37% 45% (8) 4
Nat’l Security 40% 49% (9) Nat’l Security 36% 51% (15) 6
Gov’t Ethics 33% 34% (1) Gov’t Ethics 29% 35% (6) 5
Immigration 34% 40% (6) Immigration 29% 43% (14) 8

Rasmussen has only put these numbers out here so far, unless I’ve missed it.  The shift down for the Democrats may be a trend; it may also be an inevitable result of the Republicans improving their position in eight out of ten categories from May to June.  Either way, I don’t think that it’s an accident that most of the GOP increases are in areas that have been in the news for the last month; particularly taxes, and particularly health care. The Democrats may want to consider adopting a strategy of visibly doing nothing at all, on anything

Moe Lane

PS: Also, the upcoming monthly financial reports for the various committees are going to be very interesting.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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