Friday, November 15, 2013

Polls Shows Republicans Surging Past Democrats on Generic Congressional Ballot

For the first time since the government shutdown, a national poll shows that more Americans favor an unnamed Republican congressional candidate over a Democratic challenger.  This "generic ballot" poll, jointly conducted by Anderson Robbins Research, a Democratic polling firm, and Shaw & Company Research, a Republican polling firm, on behalf of Fox News show the Republicans with a 3 point lead (43-40).  This is an 11 point swing from an October 23rd Fox News Poll, conducted by the same polling firms, which showed Democrats with an 8 point lead (45-37).

The Fox News polls showing 11 point movement toward Republicans is consistent with polling by Quinnipiac University which released a poll earlier this week showing Republicans and Democrats tied on the generic ballot (39-39), a 9 point swing from a poll the university released on October 1st showing Democrats with a 43-34 edge.


Pete Boggs said...

Generically it's no surprise.

Specifically, in terms of the establishment, Orphaned Elephants (Tea Party) have been experientially weaned from the unprincipled but branded party.

Eight million registered non-participants in 2012 will grow to what in 2014 & 2016; given the current hostility of the establishment caste?

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