Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Independents Favor Republicans 44-20 in Generic Vote - Rasmussen Reports

I wrote my "FreshJive" post this afternoon (where I discuss Obama's bleeding with independent voters) before seeing this: "Rasmussen: Republicans Extend Lead to Seven Points on Generic Ballot; Independents Favor Republicans 44-20":


Republican candidates have extended their lead over Democrats to seven points, their biggest lead since early September, in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 37% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

...Voters not affiliated with either party continue to heavily favor Republicans, 44% to 20%.
I'm curious -- if Republicans take the House in 2010, will the media even report it?

Well, I guess that's silly. Of course they will. What they have refrained from mentioning is that Democrats actually gained control of Congress in 2006.
Also, from CBS News, "Obama Faces Challenge with Independents," and Gallup, "Obama's Approval Slide Finds Whites Down to 39%."

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