Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New Print Edition: House Outlook for 2006

The new January 17, 2006 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. (Click here for subscription information.)

House Outlook For 2006

While President George W. Bush’s poll numbers have inched up recently and voters seem more upbeat about the economy, the overall national landscape still benefits Democrats.

Voters remain dissatisfied with the direction of the country (and therefore likely to respond favorably to arguments about change and new leadership), and Republicans are vulnerable on ethics, an issue that is unlikely to disappear over the next few months.

While Republicans insist that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff is a problem for both parties, the reality is somewhat different. Unless and until Democratic members of Congress receive the same media attention for alleged illegalities and unethical behavior, Abramoff remains an albatross about the GOP’s neck...

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