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Friday, October 30, 2009

2010 Here We Come

With the 2010 congressional midterm elections officially one year away on Monday, it's worth underscoring that we may be in for yet another wild election season. Last month, we found Republicans nearly tied with Democrats in our "generic ballot" for Congress -- a world of difference from the 15 percentage point edge Democrats enjoyed and capitalized on last November.

What's more, Republicans tend to turn out in higher numbers than Democrats, meaning that -- with numbers like this -- it's really anyone's game.

So where is this trend headed and what does it mean? Gallup's Jeff Jones breaks it down in great detail in our lead story for Monday morning, discussing the implications of voter turnout, and reviewing the patterns and lessons of election years past.

In addition to the generic ballot, Gallup tracking of Barack Obama's job approval rating, Congress' approval rating, general satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S., and party favorability all provide additional clues to what is likely to happen on Election Day.

We're watching all of it for you here at Gallup. To make sure you don't miss a thing, sign up for Election 2010 e-mail alerts or RSS feeds.


computer keyboard said...
December 31, 2009 at 1:03 PM  

Reflecting on 2009, a year of maintenance and frugality, hardships and reevaluation, not without a few bright spots and minor triumphs. Celebrate what is good in your life now, have hope in the positive that will come, and have faith in your resolve, having survived an inauspicious year.

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