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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gallup Numbers Boost GOP

This week, Gallup reported data that heartened Republicans. First came the generic ballot numbers:
Gallup tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences shows Republicans moving back ahead of Democrats, 49% to 43%, by two points their largest lead of the campaign to date. Registered voters' preferences had been closely divided for the last several weeks.
Then came the top issue concerns:

The Republican Party is preferred over the Democratic Party for handling the two top-ranking issues of public concern -- terrorism and federal government debt. The Democratic Party is preferred by much wider margins for the environment and discrimination against minority groups -- but these are among the least worrisome issues to Americans.

Party Preferred to Deal With Each Perceived Threat