Editor’s Note – From the ‘keeping things in perspective’ files;
Hold the celebration. Most voters expected Republicans to win control of the House of Representatives on Election Day, but nearly as many expect to be disappointed with how they perform by the time the 2012 elections roll around.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds, in fact, that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is at least somewhat likely that most voters will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress before the next national elections. That includes 38% who say it is Very Likely.
Thirty-three percent (33%) say it’s unlikely most voters will feel that way about the new majority party in the House, but only five percent (5%) say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Voters overwhelmingly believe the new Republican-controlled House is likely to vote to repeal the unpopular national health care law. They’re less confident that taxes and government spending will go down with the GOP in charge of the House.
Rasmussen Reports telephone exit polling found that 59% of those who voted on Election Day favor repeal of that law, including 48% who Strongly Favor it. This echoes what we have found in surveys every week since March.
Just before Election Day, most voters weren’t convinced that there will be a big change in their lives if Republicans won control of Congress.
Scott Rasmussen sounded the alarm in a column in the Wall Street Journal this week, noting that Democrats lost because they ignored the warning signs from voters on issues like spending and health care. Republicans, he explained, are well-advised not to make that same mistake.
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