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.