October 21, 2010
Republicans Expand Lead in Generic Ballot
The latest Pew Research survey finds Republicans leading the generic congressional ballot by a whopping ten points among likely voters, 50% to 40%. Last month, Republicans held a seven point lead.
Key finding: "The Republicans' advantage in 2010 is largely being driven by a swing in preferences among independent voters. Currently, likely independent voters favor the Republican candidate by 19 points (49% Republican vs. 30% Democrat). In November 2006, Democrats held a seven-point lead among likely independent voters."