Gallup reports that once "partisan leanings" are factored into its polling of voters' party affiliation, "47% of Americans identify as Democrats or lean to the Democratic Party, and 41% identify as Republicans or lean to the Republican Party."
Some may smile on, if not rejoice in, the Democrats' six-point lead. I, however, being of a more saturnine nature, find the Dems' lead a rather tender one--indeed an altogether appalling one upon even a moment's reflection.
This mere six-point advantage follows more than 30 years of Republicans having shafted the working classes, bankrupted the treasury, plunged us into hellish debt, lavished favors on plutocrats, warred in unprovoked ways, screwed the impoverished, assaulted women's rights, disfranchised minorities, shut down the government for grins, perpetuated joblessness, battled any improvements in healthcare, repeatedly threatened global financial destruction, stolen the White House, impeached one legitimate "D" president and neutralized another of far greater potential.
And the Dems come out with only a six-point lead? Should be sixty.