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Poll: Republicans lead 49-43 on generic ballot

The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Republicans leading Democrats by six points among likely voters, with 49 percent backing the Republican candidate in their own U.S. House district and 43 percent behind the Democrat. Here are some highlights from the crosstabs:

  • Independents break for Republicans by a 20 point margin. More than 90 percent of Republicans and Democrats support their party's candidate.
  • Republicans have clear majority support in the South and West.
  • Income level and views on the economy's direction and income level divide voters sharply.

Q. (ASKED OF REGISTERED VOTERS) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives in November were being held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate in your congressional district?

LEANED VOTE:

                   Dem     Rep
                   cand.   cand.
Registered voters   47      43
Likely voters       43      49

Among likely voters:

Male                38      54
Female              47      44
Democrat            93       4
Republican           4      93
Independent         33      53
Mod/Con. Dem.       91       4
Con. Rep.            1      98
Liberal             79      14
Moderate            50      39
Conservative        16      79
East                49      43
Midwest             49      45
South               37      54
West                41      51
18-49               47      47
50+                 41      50
Non-college         42      50
College Grad        43      51
Among whites:
Non-college         33      60
College Grad        43      51
<$50K               49      42
$50K - <$100K       41      56
>=$100K             39      50
Economy is:
Getting better      75      19
Getting worse       22      70
Staying the same    38      52
White               37      56
Non-white           68      23

By Kyle Dropp  | October 5, 2010; 4:39 PM ET
Categories:  Congress, Polls, Post Polls, Republican Party  | Tags:  2010, congress, democrats, election, likely voters, republicans  
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Comments

Well, according to fat lips liars, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, republicans are in lead of 25% to 30% ahead of democrats and republicans are likely to take over the congress because people trust republicans more.
I would say that people should NOT trust neither republicans or democarts and more importantly, they should not trust some phony paid to be conservative talk show male prostitutes.

Posted by: BOBSTERII | October 5, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

The festering attack on candidate Christine O'Donnell, of being interested in Witchcraft--costs nothing to the taxpayer. However Christ Coon would approves of of giving 12 to 18 million illegal aliens--AMNESTY, that would costs our nation billions of dollars. Just in federal entitlements currently, Fair used Dept of educational and medical records to estimating a 2004 expenditure of 113 billion dollars and that just the US government, not the state, county or city welfare programs.

Posted by: infinity555 | October 5, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

What should be frightening for the Democrats is their failure with the white vote. If they remove the 93% backing of the black vote from the final total they are in terrible shape.

I know that the liberal/progressives will now claim that white people are basing their decicion on how to vote on Obama being black but then how do they explain the 93% of blacks who back Obama without recognizing that racial factors are involved with their voting decision!

Posted by: mwhoke | October 6, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Has some of the American people,Forgot or did not see,That obama and his shady buddies,Spent one year & ahalf,Behind closed doors,To shove a Health death plan on the American people,The Demoncrafts,Stole $5billon dollors from medicare.Refused to give Senior citizen's a pay raise for 2 stright years.I thought the people in NV.Was gamblers,Are they going to vote a weasel reid back in office,That called them trailor park trash redneck nazi's.Or better yet vote his son in,My god how stupid can people be.Why don't they a gamble on someone else,They sure can't lose.A different person can't do no worse than what they got.Or they going to be like Calif.Go bankrupt with pelosi,Those people are letting her fly around in a gov. jet at a cost of $65,000.00 per wk.They are loseing every thing to illeagles,So pelosi & boxer live high on the hog.Well the demons,Have had their way for 2 yrs.Now look at us,They are waiting to come back to vote on,Raseing our taxes after the election,I remember when obama said no more taxes,no more taxes,Well look how our taxes have been raised,And when pelosi was ask,What happen to open doors policies,Pelosi laughed and said,There was a lot of stuff said.Maybe we are stupid red necks,You keep putting the same thugs back in.

Posted by: dickiesnhogheaven | October 12, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

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