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Monday, October 11, 2010

Gallup poll continues to give Republicans big edge among likely voters

As the political parties gear up for the last three weeks of the midterm congressional election cycle, Republicans continue to enjoy a sizable advantage over Democrats among likely voters, according to the latest Gallup poll released Monday.

In its measurement of the so-called generic ballot, the poll found that 47% said they would favor the Republican congressional candidate while 44% said they would choose the Democrat.

The latest result, based on interviews between Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, are down one percentage point for the Democrats from the findings during the Sept. 23 to Oct 3 period. That is statistically unchanged given a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

The latest findings continue the Democrats' basic problems this year: they are not doing well among those who identify themselves as independents, and they have yet to ignite the kind of turnout they need to offset GOP enthusiasm. (Continues here at LA Times)

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