STUNNER: Midterms Poll Shows Women Favoring Republicans


Two weeks ahead of the 2014 midterms, a new poll released by the Associated Press is showing that a majority of American voters expect the Senate to go to Republicans when all is said and done.  The most shocking statistic in the poll is that women now favor Republicans by a 44% to 42% margin, but other surprises surfaced among generally accepted expectations.

On National Trends:

  • 7 in 10 say the nation is heading in the wrong direction
  • 6 in 10 disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president
  • 6 in 10 describe the nation’s economy as “poor.”

On Congress and Voting:

  • 9 in 10 disapprove of Congress
  • 7 in 10 voters do not care for the job Republican Congressional leaders are doing
  • 38% of adults would like Democrats to have control of Congress, 36% Republican
  • 47% of those likely to vote want Republican control, 39% Democrat
  • 40% said they would vote for the Republican in their local Congressional race, 32% say Democrat.  Roughly 25% either have not decided or are going third-party.

On the Issues:

  •  91% of voters call the economy at least very important – and 39% trust Republicans over 31% of Democrats in dealing with it.
  • Health care, terrorism, ISIS, and Ebola came in behind the economy, and voters differ on which party can best handle each along the expected lines.
  • 32% said same-sex marriage is important, which did not change.

How is the election going to come out?  55% expect Republicans to win the Senate, an increase of 8 points in a month.

For more information on the AP-GfK poll, visit the source story.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.