RNC Can Feel Bullish About Economy Message
With Republican National Committee officials from all fifty states filing into their annual summer meeting today in Kansas City, GOP pollster Whit Ayres has supplied them with some good news. In addition to pointing to a generally favorable political landscape, Ayres’ polling assures members that GOP messaging on the economy is playing better among independents than Democratic messaging:
Presented with a pair of statements summarizing the two parties’ basic economic messages (“The Democratic stimulus package has created or saved more than three million jobs. The only answer from Republicans is voting against extending unemployment benefits and protecting companies that send jobs overseas” versus “Republicans are trying to protect small businesses, which are the engine of our economy. Democrat tax increases and stifling regulations on small businesses are strangling the primary source of new jobs in America”) independent voters picked the Republican position by a 19-point margin, 56 percent to 37 percent.
Ayres, whose full memo can be found here, signed off by writing, “We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City and sharing the full presentation of our findings.”