Of Course the Democrats Are Corrupt, But Does Anyone Care?

The corruption of the young Obama administration has been remarkable, as Michelle Malkin and others have demonstrated. Nevertheless, I would have guessed that few voters care as much about Democratic Party corruption as about the economy, health care and other issues. It seems, though, that the corruption issue is starting to bite: Scott Rasmussen finds that “Government ethics/corruption” is now listed as a “very important” issue by more voters–83%–than any other issue. OK, it’s a virtual tie, with 82% categorizing the economy as “very important.”
Still, it’s a striking change. What caused it? The only thing that has happened in the last couple of weeks that can account for the shift, I think, is James O’Keefe’s and Hannah Giles’ exposure of the incredible depth of corruption to which ACORN, closely identified with government at all levels and the Democratic Party, has fallen. That may also explain why 43% of voters say President Obama has done a “poor” job of “addressing government ethics and reducing corruption.”
The widespread perception that Washington Democrats are corrupt is one more factor that should lead to significant Republican gains next year.

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