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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Election 2010: Independents Prefer Republicans To Democrats, 44 Percent To 25 Percent

Rasmussen shows the toxicity of the atmosphere for Democrats just a few short months away from the November midterm elections.

While solid majorities of Democrats and Republicans support the candidates of their respective party, voters not affiliated with either party prefer the Republican candidate by a 44% to 25% margin.

The scope of the turnaround:

When President Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, Democrats enjoyed a seven-point advantage on the Generic Ballot. The two parties were very close on the Generic Ballot throughout the spring of 2009, but in June, around the time Democrats began their campaign for health care reform, Republicans pulled ahead for good.

GOP candidates started 2010 ahead by nine points. Since the first of the year, Republicans have earned between 43% and 47% of the vote, while Democratic support has ranged from 35% to 39%.


Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the recently passed national health care law. Forty-two percent (42%) are opposed.

Voters by a two-to-one margin oppose the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Sixty-one percent (61%), in fact, favor passage of a law like Arizona’s in their own state, up six points from two months ago.

These numbers reflect what two other separate polls reported on today reflect: Bad news for Democrats heading into November.

Washington Post-ABC News poll and CBS News poll, both reported on earlier by Wake up America.