November 11, 2009

WELL, MS PELOSI SAID SHE'D BE HAPPY TO TRADE THE MAJORITY FOR A HISTORIC ABORTION RESTRICTION, DIDN'T SHE?:

Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats in 2010 VoteRegistered voters prefer: Republicans for the House, 48% to 44% (Jeffrey M. Jones, 11/11/09, Gallup)

Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup's generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by six points in July and two points last month. [...]

Since Gallup regularly began using the generic ballot to measure registered voters' preferences for the House of Representatives in 1950, it has been rare for Republicans to have an advantage over Democrats. This is likely because more Americans usually identify as Democrats than as Republicans, but Republicans can offset this typical Democratic advantage in preferences with greater turnout on Election Day. Most of the prior Republican registered-voter leads on the generic ballot in Gallup polling occurred in 1994 and 2002, two strong years for the GOP.


Posted by Orrin Judd at November 11, 2009 1:19 PM
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