Americans want divided government

Will this be enough to help McCain/Palin push over the top? Rasmussen Reports has this new poll:

As Election Day 2008 approaches with the prospect of a Democrat in the White House and Democratic control of the Congress, only one-third (34%) of U.S. voters think rule by one political party is better for the country.

Forty-five percent (45%) say it’s better if the White Houseand Congress are each run by a different political party, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided. . . .

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Blogger The Right Guy said...

That is an interesting point. As the election draws near and people realize that the control of the congress will remain democrat if not increase on that side, what I call the much in the middle will move right. The polls seem to anecdotally correlative to that point of view, but electorally, it seems to be a tougher fight than the popular vote. Is there enough time for the shift to go in McCain's favor?

10/31/2008 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I also favor a divided government. We've seen over the course of most of the Bush administration just how dangerous government can be to individual liberties and the rule of law when there is no serious opposition and no serious checks-and-balances at work. In fact, I think you can make a strong argument that there is no serious opposition with the Congress (at least nominally) in the Democrats' control.

Of course I disagree with you on which party I'd rather see in the White House.

11/01/2008 2:48 PM  

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