06 January 2010

GOP Pulls Out to NINE-Point Lead in Generic Congressional Ballot, Highest in Years

Republican candidates start the year by opening a nine-point lead over Democrats, the GOP's biggest in several years, in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.
The new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 35% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

While the Republican lead has reached a new high, it should be noted that support for GOP candidates rose just one point over the past week, while support for Democrats dropped four points to its lowest level in years.
In addition, the number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats fell to the lowest level recorded in more than seven years of tracking...