* On security matters: 54% prefer the Republican Party and 39% prefer the Democratic Party
- Largest GOP advantage since 2015
* On prosperity: 50% prefer the Republican Party and 41% prefer the Democratic Party
- Largest GOP advantage since 2014
Gallup also notes that independents have a hand in the number:
“Since last year, there have been double-digit declines in the percentages of independents who say the Democratic Party is better at handling the most important problem (from 42% to 31%), at keeping the nation secure (from 43% to 31%) and at keeping the nation prosperous (from 47% to 35%).”
Of course, this is just one poll showing a snapshot of a pretty bad couple of weeks for Democrats. It is not necessarily a predictor of what’s to come.
The Point: Here is yet another number potentially spelling good news for the GOP ahead of next year’s midterms.