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The December Rasmussen Public Trust Numbers.

The full report isn’t up yet, but these are the reported Rasmussen trust numbers for December. Short version: seven out of ten for the GOP, two ties, and the Democrats get to be more trusted on education.

Dec-09 Nov-09
Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift
Health Care 43% 46% (3) 42% 44% (2) (1)
Education 45% 39% 6 41% 39% 2 4
Social Security 43% 43% - 41% 41% - -
Abortion 39% 46% (7) 38% 43% (5) (2)
Economy 37% 48% (11) 36% 48% (12) 1
Taxes 38% 47% (9) 36% 47% (11) 2
Iraq 34% 49% (15) 38% 45% (7) (8)
Nat’l Security 35% 52% (17) 37% 50% (13) (4)
Gov’t Ethics 29% 29% - 31% 34% (3) 3
Immigration 32% 47% (15) 33% 45% (12) (3)

Analysis? Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my realizing that the GOP’s starting the new year being more trusted on national security, the economy, and health care. Oh, sure, it’d be nice to have better corruption trust numbers, but that metric resets whenever there’s no major Democratic scandal that month; I’ll take these metrics for the 2010 election cycle with nary a qualm. Particularly since the Democrats have apparently decided to highlight immigration issues (R+15) for the spring…

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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