Unaffiliated voters look to punish Dems for votes

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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A majority of unaffiliated voters believe that members of Congress who voted for the healthcare bill, the stimulus plan, and the auto industry bailout should be voted out of office in November, a new poll shows.

Sixty percent of likely voters who identified themselves as something other than Republican or Democrat think that incumbents who voted to bail out Chrysler and GM should not be reelected, and 59 percent feel the same way about incumbents who voted for healthcare or the stimulus, according to the Rasmussen poll.

The responses to these questions broke down along party lines. Republicans overwhelmingly think people who voted for these measures should not be reelected, Democrats think they should. But the large number of voters who identify as neither but agree with Republicans are one of the reasons why Democrats are in so much trouble less than two weeks ahead of the midterm election.