KEY VOTE ALERT
“YES” ON THE DEMINT AMENDMENT TO REPEAL THE RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD AND THE DEATH TAX
The Club for Growth strongly supports an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn to repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (S. Amdt. 436 to S. 782) and urges all Senators to vote “YES” on passage of the amendment. Senator Coburn has filed a motion for cloture on this amendment, and we expect that the vote will take place Tuesday. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2011 Congressional Scorecard. (more…)
Eighty-four percent (84%) of GOP voters support a generic candidate from their party, while 81% of Democrats favor Obama. Voters not affiliated with either political party prefer the Republican 41% to 39%.
Voters under the age of 40 heavily favor the incumbent, while their elders support the Republican. Among male voters, the GOP candidate leads Obama by seven points. The president leads by four points among female voters.
Ninety-four percent (94%) of black voters and 56% of voters of other races favor Obama, while 54% of whites support the Republican.
That’s the narrowest the blame gap has been since October of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last month, 54% blamed the economy on the Bush years, while 39% said Obama was to blame….
Voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties are evenly divided when asked which presidency is more to blame for the current bad economy.
Most men blame Obama’s policies, while most women blame the recession that began under Bush. Voters under 40 tend to see Bush’s recession as more to blame, while their elders are more inclined to think Obama’s policies are at fault.
Democrats enjoyed a seven-point lead on the Generic Ballot – 42% to 35% – when Barack Obama took office as president in late January 2009, but their support has generally remained in the mid- to upper 30s since June of that year. Republicans began to close the gap following the stimulus debate in February 2009.
Republicans lead by 14 points among men but trail by four among women. Democrats lead among voters under 40, while Republicans have the edge among older voters. Republicans hold a 36% to 24% lead among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, but 40% of that group remains either undecided or leans towards a third-party candidate.
“The Constitution requires the president to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’ and one of those laws is the War Powers Resolution, which requires an approving action by Congress or withdrawal within 90 days from the notification of a military operation,” Mr. Boehner said in the letter.