Gallup poll: Voters prefer GOP
Supporters pick up election signs at a rally for Republicans in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday. | AP Photo
By ANDY BARR | 10/19/10 7:47 AM EDT
Republicans continue to hold a commanding lead among likely voters on a generic congressional ballot, according to a new Gallup survey.
The GOP holds a 5 percent lead among registered voters and a lead among likely voters of 11 points or 17 points, depending on the turnout model.
Among registered voters, the GOP lead has increased by 2 percentage points in just the last week, jumping to a 48-to-43 percent margin.
If turnout is typical – around 40 percent – Gallup gauges that Republicans hold a lead of 17 percentage points. If turnout is higher than normal, the GOP has an 11 percent lead.
The data comes from two Gallup surveys conducted Oct. 7-10 and Oct. 14-17 that polled 2,700 registered voters, including 1,900 likely voters, nationwide. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
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