Massive 'maelstrom' to blast incumbents A new survey shows a political "maelstrom" brewing in the U.S. that threatens not only Democrats in power but Republicans who have the tag "incumbent" attached to their name. ... "Republicans enjoy only a small 40 percent to 36 percent advantage over Democrats in the generic ballot test about which party's candidate voters would choose. But generic challengers simply demolish generic incumbents by a 68 percent to 32 percent margin," confirmed Wenzel in his analysis of the results. "This is stunningly dangerous news for all 435 House offices on Independence Avenue in Washington, but not surprising when compared with another data point from this poll: that just 17 percent give Congress a positive job approval rating, and 62 percent give them the most negative rating of 'poor'." A big factor is the recent maneuvering by Congress and Obama to make law his health-care plan that effectively nationalizes the industry. "One thing is clear a majority of the public still opposes the health bill, and men appear poised to react more negatively in the months to come. Other data in this survey and others I have conducted recently show that the Anxious White Male may well replace the Soccer Mom and Security Mom as the most important demographic in the congressional elections," Wenzel said. "This is just more evidence that Democrats are facing some tough sledding on the campaign trail." ... Nearly 72 percent of voters said they were much less likely or somewhat less likely to support an incumbent in Congress who backs "granting citizenship to millions of people who are now living illegally here in the U.S." essentially an amnesty program. Some 82 percent of voters are much less likely or somewhat less likely to support incumbents who back more bailouts for banks and companies. Nearly 60 percent oppose incumbents who support "economic stimulus" legislation. Support for "cap and trade," a plan expected to raise taxes on energy dramatically, earns opposition from nearly 50 percent. The antipathy towards Congress also extends to Obama, the survey revealed. "Not that President Obama is riding high after signing the health bill into law in fact, his job approval rating has dropped to 41 percent from 46 percent a month ago. Men have turned hard against the president just 30 percent of men say he is doing a good job."