Gallup Poll: Get Ready for the 2010 Midterm Political Tidal Wave & Tsunami … Republicans Up by Record 10% Over Democrats in Generic Ballot
Democrats, what’s that sound? It’s the sound of inevitability.
Think Democrats are not beginning to panic? Republicans have a 10% lead, 51% to 41%, over Democrats in the latest Gallup Generic Ballot poll, it is the largest lead in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress. The Perfect Storm of Democrat political carnage is taking shape … the more the Obama WH blames others, the more the Democrats do not listen to “We the People”, the more the polling numbers are getting to be of historic proportion. This is what occurs when a government goes completely against the will of the people and the electorate retaliates at the ballot box.
Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.
The Republican leads of 6, 7, and 10 points this month are all higher than any previous midterm Republican advantage in Gallup’s history of tracking the generic ballot, which dates to 1942. Prior to this year, the highest such gap was five points, measured in June 2002 and July 1994. Elections in both of these years resulted in significant Republican gains in House seats.
As per The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol stated on Fox News Sunday on August 8, 2010 when the GOP generic ballot lead was 6 points, “if that number holds, Republicans will pick up something like 60 seats.” What would 10% represent? Some ask whether the GOP is peaking too early; however, others know better. The trend is going in exactly the opposite direction. The economy is getting worse, the Obama blame game continues and they only answer from Democrats is to spend more money. The liberal MSM and Democrat spin meisters have nothing else at this point but to make claims of peaking too early. This is the tip of the iceberg, for Democrats it will get even worse.
Republicans also have a 25% point lead over Democrats on “Enthusiasm” according to Gallup as well. Think this is not important? One has to look no further than the recent Florida primaries where voters for the GOP turned out in mass over Democrats.
Rasmussen shows a 45% to 39% lead in the Congressional Generic Ballot.
Why are these numbers so frightening to Democrats? Every close race and undecided voter is most likely going to vote for the GOP candidate. What does Gallup say regarding the most recent Generic ballot poll …
The last Gallup weekly generic ballot average before Labor Day underscores the fast-evolving conventional wisdom that the GOP is poised to make significant gains in this fall’s midterm congressional elections. Gallup’s generic ballot has historically proven an excellent predictor of the national vote for Congress, and the national vote in turn is an excellent predictor of House seats won and lost. Republicans’ presumed turnout advantage, combined with their current 10-point registered-voter lead, suggests the potential for a major “wave” election in which the Republicans gain a large number of seats from the Democrats and in the process take back control of the House