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. . . about that enthusiasm factor

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:00 am - October 12, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections,We The People

Well, Sharron Angle might not need a rainstorm in Las Vegas to carry the day.  Seems Republicans across the country are fired up and rarin’ to vote:

Fifty-six percent of likely voters said they would back an unnamed Republican candidate for Congress in a test of a low-turnout scenario for the crucial midterm elections. Thirty-nine percent in that same model said they would back a Democratic candidate, an increase by one percent over last week.

In [the] high-turnout model, Republicans maintain a 53-41 percent advantage among likely voters. That also represented a one percent tick upward in support for Democrats.

The poll suggests that the GOP hasn’t lost any steam in its bid to pick up 39-plus seats they need in the House to reclaim the majority.

Rasmussen, you think?  Nope, it’s Gallup, you know that gold standard in polling.  Writing about the poll, Frank Newport notes, “Republicans maintain a substantial advantage over Democrats among likely voters in Gallup’s generic ballot for Congress — in both lower- and higher-turnout scenarios — fueled in part by the GOP’s strong showing among independents.

Vote Preferences in 2010 Congressional Elections, Independents Only, Sept. 30-Oct. 10, 2010

Even among registered voters, including those not likely to vote, Republicans maintain a 10-point edge, an edge which exceeds 20 points among both low- and high-turnout scenarios.



  1. The only good thing about this is if Angle wins we won’t see that putz Reid anymore. The bad news of course is that we’ll be stuck with that nut Angle for 6 years. Ugh. Either way sucks.

    Comment by John — October 12, 2010 @ 8:23 am - October 12, 2010

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