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Gallup Poll shows largest Republican lead ever

With five months to go before the general election, a new poll finds that Republicans have opened their widest lead yet when it comes to which party voters prefer this fall. Gallup's generic congressional ballot finds that the number of voters who say they will vote GOP has jumped to 49 percent, compared with 43 percent for Democrats. That's not only the biggest lead Gallup has recorded for the GOP this election cycle, it's the largest lead Republicans have ever had in the poll, which Gallup has run since 1950.

Why are Republicans surging?

According to Gallup, the GOP gained 3 percentage points in the poll over the last week, while Dems fell 4 points. All of this happened as President Obama's approval rating took a hit, especially with his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Gallup puts Obama's approval rating at 46 percent — not exactly in George W. Bush territory, but low for this White House.


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The Republican bigshots are probably celebrating.

All this means is people despise the Democrat bigshots more.

"not exactly in George W. Bush territory"

The only reason Obama's approval is not around 20% is because he still gets almost 90% approval among blacks and over 60% among hispanics, those people who will always support him based purely on his race. But of course this is not racism, this is just "blacks showing unity"...

I guess this is my white guilt but....

I don't want to agree with your post, but I can't dispute your conclusions. I just wish everyone would research the candidates' positions rather than just listen to to their stump speech to decide.

Why do you bring up this

Why do you bring up this notion of "white guilt?" Does simply having white skin make one automatically guilty of something?