A recent Gallup poll shows several major issues, which most Americans think Republicans are better able to tackle than Democrats.

According to the September poll, most Americans put greater trust in Republicans to ensure economic prosperity while protecting the nation from military threats.

Specifically, 53% of Americans believe Republicans will do better at keeping the country prosperous over the next few years, whereas 39% choose the Democratic Party. The GOP’s 14-point lead in public preferences for keeping the country prosperous is up from a 10-point margin last year, and it’s widest advantage on this measure since 1991.

A slightly larger majority, 57%, have greater faith in Republicans to protect the country from international terrorism and military threats, while 35% favor the Democrats. The GOP’s lead on this issue is one of the widest Gallup has found in more than 20 years.

The poll also found that nearly three-quarters of Americans feel pessimistic about the direction of the economy, while also believing that Republicans are best able to fix the most pressing problems.

The Republican advantage over Democrats on the economy and security are largely due to greater support from independents. Barely a third of independents prefer the Democratic Party on these measures, while more than half choose the Republican Party. However, further boosting the Republicans’ advantages, slightly more Democrats than Republicans say the opposing party is better for handling both issues, particularly for maintaining the nation’s security from military threats and terrorism.

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Winning message? Poll shows Americans prefer GOP on security & economy

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    This article is proof tge American people are finally starting to wise up again. The half thought throw ideas bythe democrats just don’t work. The American people want safety and security. Republicans give them this. I think the American people are starting to see democrats might spend trillions of dollars but in the end they are lossers. They want safety and security that Republicans provide. I see a change and we can see that in looking for the new speaker of the house. There is 10 democrats willing to vote on republican bills. Look at the democrats finally seeing the boarder wall will help our country.

  • MJ says:

    what we want and what we get are two entirely different things. I cannot imagine the Dems actually allowing us to have an election.

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    Security and the economy are indeed most important to most American. It’s the kitchen table issues that matter. Not so much to Alaska Watchman, of course, which prefers to focus on book banning, trans kids, and drag queens.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Until our election system is forthright, we get rid of RCV, clean up voter rolls and return to voting in person, it doesn’t matter.

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      Elizabeth tell how you think Nancy Dalhstrom is doing in her new job. Judicial watch has forced her to reveal voter roles by the federal courts! She still subscribes to ERIC, designed to cheat by democratic operatives! Dunceleavy is our primary problem! Any thoughts?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    In light of events this weekend, a video was recommended to me for watching. I am sharing it, because I think that everyone should think about this.
    ‘All wars are bankers wars.’

  • jon says:

    Most people prefer Democrats.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Awwww, you making jokes NOW jon? Why? What you just said is pretty funny though!