Real Clear Politics: Republicans Jump Out To Historic Lead In Gallup Generic Ballot
One of the big questions since the birth of the Tea Party movement has been how much change we will actually see as a result of the populist anger. Will the movement lead to a repentant GOP surging ahead, or will third-party candidates prove to be the salvation for an anemic Democratic Party?
It’s too early to tell, but this is one big indication that the GOP is profiting from the political climate:
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. Moreover, Democratic enthusiasm for voting this fall fell a point, while enthusiasm among Republicans stayed about fifteen points higher. This indicates an even wider lead for Republicans once Gallup imposes a likely voter screen this fall.
I don’t want to see the same-old, same-old GOP profit in 2010, but I also don’t want all our hard work to go to waste. And -like it or not – the GOP is still the best vehicle for change.
So this is good new.