Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot Republicans 47% Democrats 39%
Looks like Obama, and the rest of the Marxistcrat party has really stirred up the “enthusiasm” in their base huh? A week ago, when all the reports came out about a sudden Democrat “surge” this same Rasmussen poll found Republicans at 45% and Democrats at 42%, only a three point spread. That was the closet any Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot had been in some time. But today it’s back to reality. Republicans have opened up an 8 point lead in the latest Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot.
The Republican advantage comes from a number of factors. One is the fact that midterm elections typically feature an older electorate with a smaller share of minority voters. Additionally, in 2010, there is clearly an enthusiasm gap favoring the GOP.
Due to these and other factors, the data projects that 35% of voters this year will be Republicans, while 33% will be Democrats. In the previous midterm election of 2006, the Democrats had a two-percentage point advantage. Unaffiliated voters strongly favored Democrats in 2006 and strongly favor Republicans this year.
“For the third election cycle in a row, voters are voting against the party in power,” says Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports. “It will be interesting to see how those in power after Election Day respond.”