Republicans make gains in midterm campaign

Political climate in GOP’s favour, says poll

For the first time in four years, Republicans are running evenly with Democrats according to a poll conducted jointly by the Washington Post and ABC News. Among registered voters, 40 percent say they have more confidence in Democrats and 38 percent say they have more trust in Republicans. On the economy, 43 percent of voters side with Republicans on financial issues, while 39 percent favor Democrats. (Fifteen percent say they trust neither party over the other). It’s the first time since 2002 that Republicans have enjoyed any parity of poll results with Democrats on the economy. The poll also revealed that 53 per cent of voters think Obama hasn’t brought enough change to the White House. Democrats have also lost a considerable amount of support from independent voters, with 57 percent giving him negative reviews.

Washington Post

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