Thursday, October 7, 2010

Polling News from Rasmussen and Gallup

Rasmussen's latest poll of the Missouri Senate has Roy Blunt in the lead:
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Blunt picking up 51% of the vote, while Carnahan, Missouri’s current secretary of state, draws 43% support. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.
Meanwhile, Gallup is reporting that the views of the GOP's ability to govern is similar to 1994 and 2006:
Polling on voters' 2010 vote intentions suggests Republicans are within range of taking back control of the U.S. House of Representatives and possibly the Senate. This is surely attributable to the decline in Americans' perceptions of the Democratic Party in recent years, although this has not been accompanied by a surge in positive perceptions of the GOP. Heading into the elections, Americans view both parties about equally unfavorably. This is yet another indication that potential Republican gains may not indicate a Republican mandate as much as a rejection of the Democrats.
That sounds about right. I think we could turn that into a winning campaign slogan: Vote Republican—they suck less!

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