Gallup: Generic Ballot Splits 48% for GOP, 43% for Dems

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Pop Sickle, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Generic Ballot Splits 48% for GOP, 43% for Dems


    [​IMG]

    Republicans close to unanimous in supporting GOP candidates
    by Lydia Saad

    PRINCETON, NJ -- Forty-eight percent of registered voters favor Republican congressional candidates and 43% favor Democratic candidates in Gallup's national generic ballot for the week of Sept. 6-12.

    Registered-voter preferences for Congress since the beginning of August have averaged 48% for Republican candidates and 43% for Democratic candidates, identical to this week's results. While there have been a few instances in recent months when the Republicans were not ahead to at least some degree -- including in mid-July, when the Democrats were up by six percentage points, and last week, when the parties were tied at 46% -- the broad picture has generally been positive for the Republicans.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/142982/Generic-Ballot-Splits-GOP-Dems.aspx
     
  2. RCP: Generic Congressional Vote
    Polling Data
    Poll Date Sample Republicans Democrats Spread
    RCP Average 8/30 - 9/14 -- 47.0 41.0 Republicans +6.0
    CBS News/NY Times 9/10 - 9/14 LV 40 38 Republicans +2
    Associated Press/GfK 9/8 - 9/13 LV 53 43 Republicans +10
    Gallup 9/6 - 9/12 1527 RV 48 43 Republicans +5
    Rasmussen Reports 9/6 - 9/12 3500 LV 47 38 Republicans +9
    PPP (D) 9/10 - 9/13 590 RV 44 45 Democrats +1
    Politico/GWU/Battleground 9/7 - 9/9 1000 LV 43 43 Tie
    Quinnipiac 8/31 - 9/7 1905 RV 42 37 Republicans +5
    CNN/Opinion Research 9/1 - 9/2 936 RV 52 45 Republicans +7
    FOX News 9/1 - 9/2 900 RV 46 37 Republicans +9
    ABC News/Wash Post 8/30 - 9/2 LV 53 40 Republicans +13
    Democracy Corps (D) 8/30 - 9/2 845 LV 49 42 Republicans +7


    RCP Poll Average
    Generic Congressional Vote

    47.0 Republicans +6.0
    41.0 Democrats


    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/generic_congressional_vote-901.html
     
  3. From the same poll, an uptick in enthusiasm among Dems.


    [​IMG]