A majority of Americans say they would vote for a Republican member of Congress in order to provide a check and balance to President Obama’s agenda, according to a new poll.
The poll by McLaughlin & Associates shows that by a 51-41 margin the respondents prefer a check on Obama’s agenda, a 17-point reversal from January when a poll by the same firm showed a 47-40 preference for having more Democrats in Congress in order to help Obama.
The biggest drop came among Democrats as 75% said they want to help Obama pass his agenda, versus 86% in January. Among Republicans, support for more Democrats in Congress fell 4 points from 10% to 6%.
I'm not going to vote for Republican just because we need to stop our current President agenda. I'm voting on issues what are important to me.
Answer by Tristana at 3:13 PM on May. 30, 2009
**Your Opinion** :o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:14 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:17 PM on May. 30, 2009
I don't believe polls. Sure we need to have 'check "on his actions but the same time all the people in Congress need to start to do their job too.
Answer by Tristana at 3:22 PM on May. 30, 2009
For all the good it will do I am probably going to vote against the incumbent in congressional elections for awhile regardless of party, we need to send them all home and start fresh.
I do believe we do better as a nation when there is a balance of power but before the election thought we needed a Dem majority to fix Bushco's disaster. Now I see that the Dems wasted no time going on their power trip and I am disgusted by the lot of them.
Answer by Friday at 3:53 PM on May. 30, 2009
I'm a democrat, and I believe that it is vitally important that President Obama is NOT surrounded by yes men and women. Just like I don't want someone voting against him just because of party affiliation, I don't want someone voting with him for the same reason. Each and every person elected to office should vote for what they believe is best for their constituents .
Answer by gludwig2000 at 3:58 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by chickaboom73 at 4:03 PM on May. 30, 2009
I am not surprised, but I am feeling a little encouraged by the numbers. They are headed in the right direction (the numbers, not Obushma's policies).
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:28 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:29 PM on May. 30, 2009
This brings to light why the Coleman / Franken thing is so incredibly important. Without being able to filibuster, the country's best interest isn't protected. It will be one power grab after another, much like it already has been.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on May. 30, 2009