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US: Generic Ballot (Gallup 3/22-28)

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Gallup
3/22-28/10; 1,623 registered voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Gallup release)

National

2010 Congress: Generic Ballot
47% Republican, 44% Democrat (chart)

 

Comments
GARY WAGNER:

Oh my, that just can't be! Republicans moved ahead of Democrats after the healthcare vote?

Gallup admits that in their 60 years of polling it has been rare for the Republicans to ever move above the Democrats on a generic ballot - in fact they said it has only happened a handful of times.

I've heard a lot of libby pundits talking about how the democrats are closing "the enthusiam gap". It doesn't show here. Republicans are 15 points above democrats in enthusiasm compared to 16 points three weeks ago. At the same time, Republican enthusiasm has moved up to 50% and democrats stay low at 35%.

Yes, it has only been a week so far. People haven't had much time to appreciate how totally horrible this healthcare bill is.

We sure didn't see the 10% overnight increase in approval that Clinton said the democrats would get, did we? Maybe he meant some night in the future. Maybe the night before the election. That's it - democrats will surge by 10 points a day before the election.

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Stillow:

A lot of the talking heads are saying the Dems are moving up when it is not so. They are trying to rationalize the HC vote and its simply not working. Left leaning pundits cannot figure out why O's approval didn't jump to 60 and why Dems are still struggling.

As much as the left wants to say it, the lesson of MA was a real one. And that result will be amplified this November.

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