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The February Rasmussen Trust Numbers.

I missed this when it came out last week, not that anybody was waiting for this with bated breath. Short version: eight for ten, and the Democrats made up a good bit of lost ground more or less across the board.

Feb-10 Jan-10
Issue Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift
Health Care 42% 45% (3) 37% 49% (12) 9
Education 41% 38% 3 36% 40% (4) 7
Social Security 39% 42% (3) 35% 45% (10) 7
Abortion 38% 42% (4) 32% 46% (14) 10
Economy 41% 46% (5) 42% 46% (4) (1)
Taxes 37% 48% (11) 34% 50% (16) 5
Iraq 38% 42% (4) 38% 46% (8) 4
Nat’l Security 37% 47% (10) 40% 49% (9) (1)
Gov’t Ethics 35% 28% 7 33% 30% 3 4
Immigration 34% 39% (5) 36% 43% (7) 2

Of course, how long that lasts remains to be seen. The Democrats are hoping that their proposed health care bill (which is already starting to get stuffed with even more extraneous material, of course) will allow them to get back into the good graces of the American people, should it pass.  That is… hopeful; but hope is not a plan.  Also, it’ll be interesting to see next month whether the Rangel/Massa/Ways & Means scandals (and brewing Pelosi one) were high-profile enough to overcome the default public bias favoring the Democrats on corruption.  All part of the dance.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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