Back in April, Americans who dislike both parties appeared to mildly favor the GOP on the generic ballot, by a 43-to-39 percent margin, with a large number saying at the time that they would pick a minor-party candidate or stay at home.Now the open question is, post-November, whether voter anger/interest/enthusiasm can keep the Republicans' feet to the fire long enough and hard enough to make some real improvements. Unfortunately, no poll data is likely to reveal that so we'll just have to wait and see.
“Now, a lot of those voters appear to be bolting to the GOP,” Holland said. “Republicans now have a whopping 38-point advantage on the generic ballot among voters who dislike both parties.”
Republicans also have a large and growing advantage among independents. Sixty-two percent of independents questioned say they would vote for the generic Republican in their district, with three in 10 saying they’d cast a ballot for the generic Democrat. That 32-point margin for the Republicans among independents is up from an 8-point advantage last month.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The Coming Republican Flood
Judging by the latest CNN poll, the GOP is about to deliver a well-deserved bloodbath to the Democrats this November.