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GOP Top Dems On 2010 Congress Ballot

From Gallup:

Republicans Move Ahead in 2010 Vote for Congress

Hold 47% to 44% advantage in registered voters’ preferences

by Jeffrey M. Jones

April 1, 2010

PRINCETON, NJ — Registered voters now say they prefer the Republican to the Democratic candidate in their district by 47% to 44% in the midterm congressional elections, the first time the GOP has led in 2010 election preferences since Gallup began weekly tracking of these in March.

The March 22-28 results were obtained after the U.S. House’s passage of landmark healthcare reform legislation on March 21. The shift toward Republicans raises the possibility that the healthcare bill had a slightly negative impact on the Democrats’ political fortunes in the short run.

Ya think?

A separate USA Today/Gallup poll conducted March 26-28 showed a similar result, with Republicans ahead by 46% to 45%.

These results suggest the Republicans would have a strong showing if the midterm elections were held today. Since Republicans usually vote at higher rates than Democrats, the Republicans’ edge in voter preferences would likely exceed what the registered voter results indicate.

A Republican advantage among all registered voters in midterm elections has been rare in Gallup’s 60-year history of tracking congressional voting preferences, happening only a few times each in the 1950, 1994, and 2002 election cycles — all years in which Republicans had strong Election Day showings

And this is still before the American public has really had a chance to figure out what has hit them with Obama-care.

Oh, well.

All of these ex-Congressmen will be able to brag to their grandchildren about how they saddled them with crippling debt for the rest of their lives.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 1st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “GOP Top Dems On 2010 Congress Ballot”

  1. JohnMG says:

    …..”GOP Top Dems On 2010 Congress Ballot…..”

    That’s like saying;Cocker Spaniel Tops Skunk In Preference As Household Pet.

    Should be pretty much a no-brainer.

  2. proreason says:

    The shift toward Republicans raises the possibility that the healthcare bill had a slightly negative impact on the Democrats’ political fortunes in the short run.

    Some past statements from Gallup, the Picasso of understatement:

    “Attila the Hun’s incursions into Europe hint that he might find decide to think about force if all other political measures prove fruitless”

    “Napolean’s recent setbacks on the doorstep of Moscow in -40 degree farenheit temperatures makes one wonder if he could lose some troops on the way back to France.”

    “Krakatoa’s unusual huffing and puffing has seasoned observors wondering whether there might be an eruption in the near future”

    “Bill Clintons seeming interest in the fairer sex raises the possiblity of some domestic discord in the Clinton household.”

    “Hitler’s occassional expression of dissatisfaction with European Jews brings up the possibility of some potential tough sledding for that population.”

    “Obamy’s use of the teleprompter makes some wonder if he is capable of saying 2 unscripted words in a row without grabbing his crotch.”


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