Commentary Magazine


A Historically Extraordinary Gap

The collapse of the Democratic Party continues, according to Gallup:

Gallup’s latest update on 2010 congressional voting preferences finds 50% of registered voters saying they would vote for the Republican candidate in their district, and 43% for the Democratic candidate, if the elections were held today. Republicans have led in each of the past three weeks, and their current 50% vote share and seven percentage-point lead represent their best showings thus far in 2010.

Between now and the election, I suspect this seven-point gap — which by historical standards is extraordinary — won’t end up being the GOP’s best showing.