There is a new poll out from Public Policy Polling that is bad news for Republicans:
PPP’s newest national poll finds that after a little more than 3 months in charge House Republicans have fallen so far out of favor with the American public that it’s entirely possible Democrats could take control of the House back next year.
43% of voters think that House Republicans are doing a worse job now than the Democrats did, compared to only 36% who think the GOP has brought an improvement. 19% think things are about the same. 62% of voters thinking that the Republicans have either made things worse or brought no improvement to an already unpopular Congress does not bode particularly well for the party.
46% of voters say that if there was an election for Congress today they would vote Democratic, compared to only 41% who would vote Republican. That five point advantage for Democrats is only a hair below the margin Republicans won by in the national popular vote last year. A victory of that magnitude for the Democrats next year would at the very least result in the party taking back a large number of the seats it lost last year, and it could be enough to take back the outright majority- hard to say at this point without knowing how good a number the GOP can do in redistricting.
This is, of course, the same “throw the bums out” sentiment that won Republicans back the House in 2010 — only this time it’s working in the Democrats’ favor. And it should come as no surprise, given how profoundly the Republican House majority has squandered the opportunity given them by the voters by obsessing over abortion, over funding for NPR and Planned Parenthood, over repealing and/or defunding the Affordable Care Act, over hearings to investigate Muslim Americans for terrorist connections — basically anything and everything other than the one thing Americans care about most: jobs, and the economy.