GOP Ties, Leads Democrats in Generic Congressional Ballot

More fall out for the Democrat Party as their policies of Multi-Trillion dollar deficits and higher taxes have begun to hurt their poll numbers.

A NPR poll has the Dem’s and GOP tied at 42% each in a generic match-up.

…when asked whether they’d vote for the Republican or Democratic congressional candidate if the 2010 elections were held today, the result was a tie: 42-42.

“There’s concern about the spending plans and other paths that Obama and Democrats in Congress are taking, so I think you’re seeing a little bit more move toward a balance,” Bolger said. “People still want the president to succeed. He’s got a 59 percent approval rating. He has a lot of intensity, particularly from his base. But that doesn’t mean that people want one side to have a blank check.”

The Rasmussen poll has it even worse for the Dem’s.

Support for the Democratic Congressional candidates fell to a new low over the past week, allowing the GOP to move slightly head for the first time in recent years in the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41% said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while 39% would choose the Democrat.

This represents a 7% swing in the Rasmussen poll since January 25th.

More interesting, according to Rasmussen, invenstors favor Republican candidates over Democrat ones by 10%, 46%-36%.

With more than half of all Americans having some sort of investment, be it stocks, IRA’s or 401(k)’s, this in particular bodes poorly for the Democrats.

As knowledgeable readers of this site will be aware, generic ballot tests are notorious for under-counting GOP (or over-counting Democrat)  voter strength by 1-2%.

Without the higher than normal turnout amongst Democrat-leaning voters energized by Barrack Hussein Obama’s candidacy as in 2008, will Republicans be able to stage a massive comeback in 2010?  

After a two year campaign, and an underwhelming start, is Obama fatigue setting in?  

Remember, a 47.8%-44% GOP-Dem split in congressional balloting in 1994 saw the GOP pick up a net 54 seats in the U.S. House.

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