Americans side with Republicans on 6 of top 10 issues; tied on abortion—Rasmussen Poll

Issue Democrats Republicans
Health Care 47% 37%
Education 44% 37%
Social Security 43% 37%
Abortion 41% 41%
Economy 39% 45%
Taxes 39% 44%
Iraq 37% 45%
Nat’l Security 36% 51%
Gov’t Ethics 29% 35%
Immigration 29% 43%

Just about half a year ago during the presidential election, the Republicans had the lead in 0 or 1 of these issues, depending on the week the poll was taken. So this shows a tremendous amount of progress by the GOP.

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59% of Americans See Russian Rape of Georgia Threat to National Security

The majority of Americans (59%) regard Russia’s ongoing invasion of neighboring Georgia as a threat to U.S. national security, but less than a third (31%) believe the United States should take any diplomatic action against Russia. A similar number (33%) say the United States should not take diplomatic action against Russia, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken Monday night. A plurality (36%) remain undecided. Just over half (51%) also believe that John McCain is the best equipped of the two major presidential candidates to handle a similar crisis in the future, while 36% (WTF?) believe Barack Obama is the better of the two to deal with this kind of situation.
Rasmussen Reports