Well, okay, the news isn’t quite that good. But Scott Rasmussen does find that during July, the number of Americans who describe themselves as Democrats fell by 2%, the first decline in a long time.
Maybe that’s because people are starting to figure out that the Democrats are trying to keep the price of gasoline high. More likely, the tide that has been running in the Democrats’ favor has finally peaked, and party identification is beginning to revert to a more “normal” breakdown; normal, at least, in the context of the last few years. It makes sense that as people start to focus on the upcoming election and the issues the candidates are talking about, some voters will be reminded of why they haven’t supported the Democrats in the past and will be less inclined to associate themselves with that party.
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