New research from Pew by way of Emerging Democratic Majority demonstrates it beyond question. On virtually every issue, the American people stand with the Democrats. Key paragraph:
These data can be broken down by the type of national problem cited by respondents. Democrats had strong advantages in every area but one (security/terrorism): the economy (+21); social/domestic (+22); Iraq (+19); and foreign policy (+30). This compares to last January, when Republicans were actually favored overall and on social/domestic issues (by a point) and Democrats only led by 5 points on Iraq and 17 points on foreign policy. Even on security/terrorism, while the GOP still leads by 18 points today, that’s down from an overwhelming 39 point margin at the beginning of last year.
No wonder Master Thug Karl Rove plans to run the 2006 campaign on stirring up fear of terrorism--it's literally the ONLY advantage the Republicans have left. And we can beat them on the terrorism issue if we play our cards right.
D.C. Democrats, SHOW SOME BACKBONE! FILIBUSTER ALITO! THUNDER OUT THE MESSAGE AGAIN AND AGAIN THAT THE ABRAMOFF SCANDAL IS A REPUBLICAN SCANDAL! REMIND PEOPLE THAT BUSH TRIED TO DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY AND THAT THE FAR RIGHT WANTS TO DESTROY THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. And above all, ask this question again and again:
WHY IN THE HELL IS OSAMA BIN LADEN STILL ALIVE AND THREATENING US?