Our government is broke and we are in tremendous debt. China owns so much of the US, it's scary. China practically fund the war in Iraq. Unbelievable how much money the US has borrowed from China for that war.
Many Republicans voted straight Democatic tickets not because they believed in the Democratic party but voted against Bush and what the Republican party was. Totally out of control. They were angry because our borders are not secure and and the corruption behind that (one of the main reasons Walmart genereously favor Bush so much, they gave millions to his campaign).
People don't like the way the Republicans were spending money. Said they were spending it on the wrong things and borrowing too much. Our government has lost touch in what we value. Selective Democrat voting by Republicans even trumped the same sex marriage issue with 1/3 of the Christians voting Democrat- which was enough to uproot the party. I heard one say - we have eyes. So the Republicans didn't vote for the Democrat Party they voted against Bush. It was the Republican vote that won the white house for the Democrats.
That's what the polls are showing.