The Democrats and the radical left spit venom because they’re afraid:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of U.S. voters believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of the issues facing America today than the average member of Congress. Only 30% believe that those in Congress have a better understanding of the key issues facing the nation.
When it comes to those issues, 47% think that their own political views are closer to those of the average Tea Party member than to the views of the average member of Congress. On this point, 26% feel closer to Congress.
Finally, 46% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is more ethical than the average member of Congress. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say that the average member of Congress is more ethical.
By a 62% to 12% margin, Mainstream Americans say the Tea Party is closer to their views. By a 90% to one percent (1%) margin, the Political Class feels closer to Congress.
It’s only going to get worse for them, too. Using generic ballot poll responses to predict the number of U.S. House seats retained by Democrats after the 2010 election, Gallup sized things up back in November 2009 thusly:
Look at the left hand column. It only goes down to 45% approval for a generic Democrat candidate. Surely the polls wouldn’t drop any lower than that or the Dems, would it?
Whoopsie! It just hit 44%.
Keep screaming, geniuses.