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This Is Good News For The Dems?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The headline on the Washington Post story says that a new poll shows gains for Democrats, but read these paragraphs from the story:

The poll underscores how much support Democrats have lost among voters since 2006, the year the party recaptured control of Congress.

Among likely voters, Republicans hold a six-point edge, 49 percent to 43 percent, on the congressional ballot. At this time four years ago, Democrats led by 12 points. Then, Democrats also held a 19-point advantage when voters were asked which party they trusted to deal with the country’s main problems.

Today, the public is almost evenly divided on that question, nearly matching public sentiment in October 1994, the last time Republicans won both the House and the Senate.

If this is “good news” for the Dems, imagine how the new Gallup numbers should be reported.


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