When asked which party they would support if an election for the U.S. House of Representatives were held today, 43 percent of those polled said they would support the Democrat to 35 percent supporting the Republican.
Even the small bit of bad news isn’t so bad:
President Barack Obama got a post-election bounce to 53-40% in December Quinnipac University poll. Then he dropped to a mid 40s split, as the budget battle with Congress too its toll, Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said. “Now he may be inching up.”
Given this good news, the task of winning the majority in the 2014, may still be daunting for Democrats, considering the current Republican hold. Democrats will need to win 18 seats in order for President Obama to accomplish his goals for America, before leaving office in 2016.
Additional Information: The poll asks: If the Republican primary for President were being held today, for whom would you vote if these were the candidates? Answers: Rubio 19%, Ryan 17%, Paul 15%, Christie 14%, Bush 10%, Walker 2%, Don’t Know/NA 18%
One final key finding of the poll is the widespread dissatisfaction of self-identified Republicans with their own party. Only 63 percent of Republicans have a positive opinion of their own party.
The Quinnipac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service for research.