This early in the process it is rare that the momentum would be gathering so soon, but given the economic climate, the bad bills in Congress, and the tax and spend policies of the Democrats, it isn’t hard to see the writing on the wall. This is not a signal to ease up your support, but a call to action to step up the call for conservative ideas to emerge again. This could be 1994 all over again.
Registered voters prefer Republicans for the House, 48% to 44%
Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup’s generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by six points in July and two points last month.
The Nov. 5-8 update comes just after Republican victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections, which saw Republicans replace Democrats as governors of those states.
As was the case in last Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections, independents are helping the Republicans’ cause. In the latest poll, independent registered voters favor the Republican candidate by 52% to 30%. Both parties maintain similar loyalty from their bases, with 91% of Democratic registered voters preferring the Democratic candidate and 93% of Republican voters preferring the Republican.
Over the course of the year, independents’ preference for the Republican candidate in their districts has grown, from a 1-point advantage in July to the current 22-point gap.
The overall results would predict a likely strong Republican showing if the House elections were held today.
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