GOP tops Dems in generic ballot by unprecedented 10 points

Ben-Peter Terpstra
From Gallup (so this must be killing liberal Democrats):

PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP's largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.

So there it is: under President Obama's leadership, the much maligned Republican Party has gone from strength, to strength. All that undefined change, and all that hope in a world-healing messiah appears to be dying.

Left-liberal Democrats appear to be stuck in a history-making quagmire:

The Republican leads of 6, 7, and 10 points this month are all higher than any previous midterm Republican advantage in Gallup's history of tracking the generic ballot, which dates to 1942. Prior to this year, the highest such gap was five points, measured in June 2002 and July 1994. Elections in both of these years resulted in significant Republican gains in House seats.

Psychologically speaking though, this will be hard for campaigning journalists to process, no doubt. The election of Obama could turn out to be historical for other reasons.

 

From Gallup (so this must be killing liberal Democrats):

PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP's largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.

So there it is: under President Obama's leadership, the much maligned Republican Party has gone from strength, to strength. All that undefined change, and all that hope in a world-healing messiah appears to be dying.

Left-liberal Democrats appear to be stuck in a history-making quagmire:

The Republican leads of 6, 7, and 10 points this month are all higher than any previous midterm Republican advantage in Gallup's history of tracking the generic ballot, which dates to 1942. Prior to this year, the highest such gap was five points, measured in June 2002 and July 1994. Elections in both of these years resulted in significant Republican gains in House seats.

Psychologically speaking though, this will be hard for campaigning journalists to process, no doubt. The election of Obama could turn out to be historical for other reasons.