The Corner

POST-MORTEM, PRE-MORTEM

A survey of 1200 likely voters taken in 12 swing districts this past Sunday and Monday might explain why Republicans might have a long night ahead of them. The veteran GOP pollster says he has “never seen anything like it.”  Asked who is more likely to cut taxes for the middle class – 42 percent said Democrats, 29 picked Republicans.  Who is more likely to reduce the deficit?  47 – Democrats, 22 – Repubicans.  And, who is more likely to control spending? Democrats – 38, Republicans – 21.  In the past, even if Repubicans didn’t win some race or another, they were more trusted on taxes and spending issues.