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Elections 2010

Illinois Elections 2010: Democratic Surge Fades as GOP Retakes Congressional Lead, New Poll Says


(Chicago, IL) — October 19, 2010. After pulling even with the GOP in public opinion polls for two weeks, Democrats have once again fallen far behind on the generic congressional ballot of likely voter intentions, a new poll says.

Uh, oh.

According to Gallup:

Gallup’s tracking of the generic ballot for Congress finds Republicans leading Democrats by 5 percentage points among registered voters, 48% to 43%, and by 11- and 17-point margins among likely voters, depending on turnout. This is the third consecutive week the Republicans have led on the measure among registered voters, after two weeks in September when the parties were about tied.

The latest results are from Gallup polling conducted the past two weekends, Oct. 7-10 and Oct. 14-17, and based on interviews with more than 2,700 registered voters and more than 1,900 likely voters.

Local polling Illinois has also picked up the waning Democratic surge, which is not good news for Governor Pat Quinn in his battle with GOP rival Senator Bill Brady.

The Democrats are going to get their butts kicked.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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