Now what?

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that the GOP has lost its influence on a wide range of issues encompassing everything from foreign policy and taxes to education. A news article today in the Wall Street Journal Online provides a pretty thorough glimpse at the turnaround:

Broadly, the telephone survey of 1,003 adults, which was conducted from Nov. 4 to Nov. 7, finds that Americans want Democrats to take control of Congress in next year’s election, by a margin of 48% to 37%. The 11-point gap is the widest enjoyed by either party on that question since the poll began asking it in 1994.

Though the article is quick to point out that the “unstable” electorate hardly guarantees that Democrats are assured of regaining control of Capitol Hill inasmuch as they seem to lack either a national voice or agenda, it does provide a good look at what amounts to a turning of the tide.

Click the headline for the full WSJ article. And click here for the full text of the poll and a comparison of its results to previous polls.

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