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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gallup And Rasmussen Show GOP With Highest Lead In Generic Congressional Polling Figures

Gallup shows the GOP with 50 percent and Democrats with 43 percent and Rasmussen shows the GOP with 48 percent and Democrats with 36 percent.

Gallup uses registered voters and Rasmussen opts for likely voters.

Both state the GOP's lead is the highest seen so far in 2010.


Gallup's latest update on 2010 congressional voting preferences finds 50% of registered voters saying they would vote for the Republican candidate in their district, and 43% for the Democratic candidate, if the elections were held today. Republicans have led in each of the past three weeks, and their current 50% vote share and seven percentage-point lead represent their best showings thus far in 2010.


Republican candidates have jumped out to a record-setting 12-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 15, 2010. This is the biggest lead the GOP has held in over a decade of Rasmussen Reports surveying.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely Voters would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Support for Republicans is up two points from the previous week, while support for Democrats dropped three points.Republicans have led on the Generic Congressional Ballot since June of last year, and their lead hasn’t fallen below five points since the beginning of December. Three times this year, they've posted a 10-point lead. Prior to this survey, GOP support since June 2009 has ranged from 41% to 47%. Support for Democrats in the same period has run from 35% to 40%.

With the November 2010 elections fast approaching these numbers are truly concerning for Democrats in the House and the Senate where winning control of either chamber for the GOP would put the brakes on any rubber stamping of Obama's agenda.