Campaign 2010

Aug 10, 2011

New poll: Dems lead GOP on generic ballot, with independents

A new poll released today by Public Policy Polling shows that House Republicans are paying the price with voters for their extreme agenda to end Medicare in order to protect subsidies for Big Oil and tax breaks for billionaires, and for playing games with debt limit.

Key Findings:

  • Democrats lead Republicans in the generic ballot by 7 points (47-40).
  • Democrats lead Republicans with critically important independent voters by 3 points (39-36).
  • Independent voters overwhelming disapprove of the Republican Majority in the House (68 disapprove/20 approve).
  • Speaker Boehner’s approval rating dropped 31 points since January (28-52).

Public Policy Polling’s conclusions:  "...if there was an election today I think that they'd take back the House... There's little doubt that Democrats are winning the fallout of the debt debate... Last year independent voters were the driving factor behind the GOP retaking the House majority. Now they give it a 20/68 approval rating."

(1,000 registered voters, August 4- 7, 2011. MOE 3.1%)

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