Dems Make Historic Gains in Gallup!
by LordMike, Tue Jun 08, 2010 at 12:14:02 AM EDT
Last week, all the media was atwitter over the news that Gallup had Republicans with a six point edge in the generic ballot
Republicans Jump Out To Historic Lead In Gallup Generic Ballot Gallup's generic polling shows the number of voters saying that they would vote for Republicans rising three points from last week, while the number saying they will vote for Democrats dropped four points. The 49%-43% lead for the Republicans is the largest that the pollster has ever recorded for the party.
Wow! Historic!! Never mind that it was a holiday weekend... Never mind that the oil spill approvals were acute for that week (and recovering). It was historic!! Well, by that logic, apparently, Dems have made some history of their own! (more over the jump)
DEMOCRATS MOVE UP SIX POINTS IN THE GENERIC CONGRESSIONAL BALLOT! http://www.gallup.com/poll/127439/Election-2010-Key-Indicators.aspx This is a historic first! Democrats and Republicans are now tied at 45% each in the generic congressional ballot after republicans had a 6 point lead last week. Never before in the history of Gallup polling has a party moved 6 points in one week. Gallup has been polling the generic congressional ballot since 1950, and never in their history has a party made such a huge gain. If this trend continues, not only will Democrats retain control of congress, but they will make historic, unprecedented gains. Take a look at our graph below... Extrapolating the data, Democrats are now poised to win 400 of the 435 seats in congress, giving President Barack Obama a massive majority to work with.
Why aren't we seeing stories like this out in the media? Maybe 'cos last week was a total fluke that anyone could have seen from a mile away? I'm sure that the media will print their corrections soon enough... I'll just wait here until they do. I'm sure it won't be long...