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GOP: "Scary" New Poll

GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio sums up the results of the new AP-Ipsos survey: "These numbers are scary. We've lost every advantage we've ever had. The good news is Democrats don't have much of a plan. The bad news is they may not need one."

Of particular interest in the AP poll is question number six, which mirrors something we saw a while back from Rasmussen:

6. Who do you trust to do a better job of protecting the country?
Democrats ........................................ 41
Republicans...................................... 41
Both equally (VOL) ........................... 4
Neither (VOL) ................................... 11

Here's the skinny on the rest of the results, along with the updated RCP averages for each data set:

Bush Job Approval: 36 approve, 62 disapprove
RCP Avg: 38 approve, 57 disapprove

Congress Job Approval: 30 approve, 67 disapprove
RCP Avg: 32 approve, 60.3 disapprove

Generic Congressional Vote: Democrats +16 (R 33, D49)
RCP Avg: Democrats +11.7 (R 38, D 49.7)

Direction of Country: Right Track 28, Wrong Track 69
RCP Avg: Right Track 30.5, Wrong Track 64.0

As always, the composition of respondents in the AP-Ipsos (based on self-identification) poll is worth noting: Republicans 26, Democrats 31, Independents 34. Sample: 1,003 adults, 844 registered voters, interviews conducted between April 3-5.