Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Partisan Disillusionment?: An interesting point from some of the latest Rasmussen numbers:

Among unaffiliated voters, the GOP now has a modest edge on two issues—National Security and Immigration. On National Security, unaffiliated voters prefer the GOP by a 44% to 37% margin. On Immigration, the unaffiliateds prefer Republicans by a narrow 32% to 27% margin (41% don’t trust either party on the Immigration issue).

The immigration issue highlights Republican disaffection with their own party. Just 62% of Republican voters prefer the GOP on Immigration. Twenty-five percent (25%) of Republicans don’t have a preference for either party.

So the GOP has been gaining in independent support on immigration, but it seems as though both independents (41%) and Republicans (25%) show significant dissatisfaction with both parties. I wonder what the Democratic numbers are...