I will start with a quote from the 21st Century Democrats email newsletter:
Republicans were just handed some good news - which isn't a good thing!
Results from a Washington Post/ABC poll show that for the first time in more than 4 years, GOP candidates run evenly to Democrats on who they trust to handle the nation's biggest problems amongst registered voters!
Democrats had a 12-point advantage just three months ago - and that's why this election just got a lot tougher.
Because the Democrats believe that honesty is the best policy, and because they absolutely hate to get into the roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty type of politics, they're losing ground quickly.
Now, I am not suggesting that the Democrats use the same tactics as the Republicans. The Republicans and their me-too Tea Party people, use the Big Lie tactic. Tell a Big enough lie, often enough, and soon people will believe it. In addition, the Republicans have been working with this as their guiding light for years now, so they're quite good at it.