Money Concerns Will Likely Help Democrats

A new poll indicates pocketbook issues are overtaking Iraq in the minds of voters.

In an ongoing survey for The Associated Press and Yahoo News,
more than half of those responding say the economy and health care
are extremely important to them personally. They express fears that
they may face unexpected medical expenses, that their homes will
lose value or that mortgage and credit card payments will overwhelm
them.

The focus on such domestic issues may spell trouble for
Republicans. Voters say they are far more likely to trust Democrats
to handle the economy and health care, while news of slumping home
sales, high gasoline prices and a credit crunch are dominating
headlines.

Terrorism was the only issue which respondents said they trusted
Republicans to handle better than Democrats.


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  • by Jim Location: Belhaven on Dec 29, 2007 at 05:07 AM
    It will be interesting to see how the "D"s handle unexpected medical bills for us. Maybe all we will have to do is certify to some faceless bureaucrat that a medical bill was unexpected and then the Govt. will take care of it for us. Wow! How much value has a house lost if you don't sell it? How much worse off are we owning a house that last year was worth 3X times what we paid for it and now is only worth 2.8X what we paid? (This being the same house that we lived it the whole time.) And, finally, it will also be interesting to see how the "D"s keep us from being overwhelmed by our credit card debt. Unfortunately, it looks more and more like we will be finding out in another year of so. I can hardly wait.
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