By Carole on Aug 31, 2010
The electoral tidal wave heading for Democrats in November is growing more powerful by the day. The latest bad news for Team Obama/Reid/Pelosi comes from Gallup in the form of its weekly generic ballot. Among registered voters, Republicans lead Democrats by 10 points (51% - 41%); the largest margin in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress. (source) But Election Day could end even worse than that for Democratic candidates.
According to the same survey, Republicans are now twice as likely as Democrats to be "very" enthusiastic about voting and this enthusiasm gap suggests the advantage to Republican candidates may be even larger than the generic ballot indicates.
Although his DC rally on Saturday was billed as a commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech, Reverend Al Sharpton took the opportunity to boast about potential voter turnout in support of President Barack Obama's political accomplices saying, "[Conservatives] think we showed up [to vote for Barack Obama] in 2008 and that we won't show up again. But we know how to sucker-punch, and we're coming out again in 2010." (source)
According to that Gallup survey, the voters themselves don't seem to be very interested in making the same mistake twice.
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