NBC/WSJ poll: GOP on the rise – Lucy McCalmont – POLITICO.com

13
Sep

NBC/WSJ poll: GOP on the rise – Lucy McCalmont – POLITICO.com

Republicans are now leading Democrats on handling several key issues, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.

The poll, released Friday, shows more Americans think that the Republicans are doing a better job on the economy, foreign policy and reducing the federal deficit.

The GOP has an edge of seven percent over the Democrats on the issue of foreign policy. This is up from 2006, when the GOP was behind by nine percentage points.

And while Democrats still lead among issues such as health care and looking out for the middle class, their lead has been steadily decreasing. The Wall Street Journal highlights that the Democrats only hold a 17 percentage point lead over the GOP in looking out for the middle class, the lowest margin in decades. The Democrats also see the lowest margin ever on dealing with health care, at eight percentage points.

via NBC/WSJ poll: GOP on the rise – Lucy McCalmont – POLITICO.com.

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