Gallup has some more bad news for the Democratic leadership trying to keep their troops on board the far-Left legislative express:
Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup’s generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by six points in July and two points last month. … As was the case in last Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections, independents are helping the Republicans’ cause. In the latest poll, independent registered voters favor the Republican candidate by 52% to 30%.
Gallup points out that this is a historical anomaly: “Since Gallup regularly began using the generic ballot to measure registered voters’ preferences for the House of Representatives in 1950, it has been rare for Republicans to have an advantage over Democrats.” The GOP held the lead in 1994 and 2002 when they picked up seats (and in ’94, control of the House).
This suggests that the public has had it with the Democrats and is readying for a “throw the bums out” sort of election. The pundits say that Republicans haven’t picked up support and haven’t given voters reasons to vote for them. But the voters, at least for now, are saying something different: we’ll try the other guys.