HolyCoast: Generic Republicans Still Winning Big (But Can Real Republicans?)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Generic Republicans Still Winning Big (But Can Real Republicans?)

That's the real question:
Republicans now lead by nine points on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 28.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would choose the Democrat instead. That gap is up three points from last week, when Republicans led 44% to 38%, and is the largest gap since mid-March.

Democrats enjoyed a seven-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot – 42% to 35% – when Barack Obama took office as president in late January 2009. But Republicans have led on the ballot every week since June 2009, leading by as much as 12 points and as little as two. The week before Election Day last November, support for Republicans peaked at 51%, the highest level of support either party has enjoyed in the last two years.
There also a presidential preference poll out that shows a Generic Republican beating Obama 48-40, however things change when you put an actual name to that Republican.

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