Nice bounce….for the Republicans.
Republicans 46%, Democrats 36% according to the latest Rasmussen poll.
Republican candidates now hold a 10-point lead over Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot, tying the GOP’s high for the year recorded the second week in March and their biggest lead in nearly three years of weekly tracking.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of likely U.S. voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.
This comes even as separate polling shows 74% of voters correctly identify Republicans as the political party Democrats have labeled the Party of No for their opposition to President Obama’s agenda.
But then the government bailouts of the financial industry and troubled automakers General Motors and Chrysler are still a sore subject with most voters. Fifty-seven percent (57%) have more confidence in the judgment of a member of Congress who voted against bailouts than in the judgment of one who voted for them.
Voter support for Republicans is up slightly from last week, while support for Democrats held steady. Since the beginning of the year, however, the Republican lead hasn’t dipped below seven points.
Epic fail on that whole “party of no” meme. November can’t get here fast enough.