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US: Generic Ballot (Rasmussen 8/23-29)

Topics: National , poll

Rasmussen
8/23-29/10; 3,500 likely voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

National

2010 Congress: Generic Ballot
45% Republican, 39% Democrat (chart)

 

Comments
Bob in SJ:

+3 for the Dems from last week, +6 over two weeks ago... looks like a trend! Maybe.

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Steve:

Gallup, GOP+10?!?!?!

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Paleo:

Obama had a bad week on Gallup, so it's not surprising Republicans had a good one.

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sacman701:

Did they switch the Gallup and Rasmussen numbers? I'm not used to seeing Gallup with better numbers for Rs and fewer undecideds.

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Farleftandproud:

I agree. It is like the polls were switched, so now I guess if likely voters show more of a Democratic trend in upcoming weeks than All or Registered voters, all the liberals will like Rasmussen and all the Conservatives will start quoting Gallup and Time magizine.

I don't agree with Rasmussen on much, but this article caught my attention.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Likely Voters nationwide want Congress to cut its own pay until the federal budget is balanced.

Only 16% disagree with that approach and nine percent (9%) are not sure.

Not surprisingly, there is a huge gap between Mainstream voters and the Political Class on this topic. Eighty-five percent (85%) of those in the Mainstream want Congress to cut its own pay while 74% of those in the Political Class do not (see more on the Political Class—Mainstream classification.)

Overall, 78% say that any pay raises for Congress should be submitted first to voters before the legislators can receive the extra income.

Fifty-four percent (54%) believe that most federal workers are overpaid. Just 24% disagree and 22% are not sure. Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly believe that most federal workers are overpaid. Democrats are evenly divided on the question. Platinum Members can review full demographic crosstabs.

Voters are evenly divided as to whether a group of people selected at random from the phone book would be better than the current Congress.

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