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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