Party like it's 1994...
Gallup's latest comes with a very interesting statistic. That being it shows a record high 56% of self-described conservatives responding that they are "more enthusiastic" about voting in the coming election, whereas liberals clock in at 34%.
But the even more interesting item is the trendline of responses for that question over the past 16 years. As the chart shows, 42% of conservatives were "more enthusiastic" during the "Republican Revolution" of 1994, with liberals again at 34%. At that time, the conservative advantage on the enthusiasm gap was 8 points, and Repubicans picked up 54 seats in the House of Representatives.
Now it's 22 points.
In 1994 Republicans had the issues of Democratic House corruption, Hillary care, etc... Now we have ObamaCare, the "stimulus", bailouts, a projected 20 trillion dollar debt - and now Harry Reid is attempting to throw immigration "reform" / amnesty on to the list.
So much the better.
And what's working to make it even better still is the increased activism among conservatives, and the result it's having on nomination process in many states. Meaning we've got some REAL conservatives - especially in Senate races - running ahead of the normal establishment types, (Marco Rubio in Florida, or Rand Paul in Kentucky for example).
With a little luck, this coming wave will not just help Republicans pick up a record number of seats, but it will carry a record number of real conservatives into office. read more »
“With a conservative voting record in the State House, Duncan will help a growing House Republican membership get back to the conservative and ethical principles which, when abandoned by the House GOP leadership, cost them their Congressional majority. Republican congressmen like Jeff Duncan will help regain the majority – and provide the consistent commitment to ethics and principles needed to keep it – which is why Third District voters should vote for him in the upcoming Republican Primary.”