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Gallup Generic: Now They're Tied at 46%

Republicans' 10-point lead is gone, for now

(Newser) - Last week, conservatives and Tea Party activists had a field day with the generic poll from Gallup showing a 10% lead over a generic Democratic candidate. This week, Republicans and Democrats are tied at 46% among registered voters. Has the tsunami fizzled out? Was last week's surge just a polling... More »

Sorry, Dems, Gallup's Poll Can't Be Dismissed

GOP's lead on the generic ballot the 'new normal'

(Newser) - If Democrats were hoping that stats guru Nate Silver would dismiss the new Gallup poll —which shows a record 10-point lead for Republicans on the generic ballot—as an aberration, they're out of luck. It's true that the poll is probably what he calls an "outlier"—that... More »

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