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Elections 2010, Illinois Politics, Illinois US Senate Race 2010, Party ID, Public Opinion

Elections 2010: “Enthusiastic” Voters Prefer Republicans over Democrats by 20 Points, New Poll Says


(Princeton, NJ) — April 27, 2010. Despite signs of economic recovery, general election prospects are growing more dire for Democrats, according to a new poll.

Democrats and Republicans are drawing even among registered voters, but among “enthusiastic voters” — it’s a GOP blowout by 20 points. 20.

Gallup reports in a new poll today:

Although U.S. registered voters are closely divided in their 2010 congressional election preferences, those who say they are “very enthusiastic about voting” this year show a strong preference for the Republican Party.

The Cook Political Report recently shifted its outcome of the Illinois U.S. Senate contest between Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk from “toss-up” to “lean Republican”.

Lean?

With the kind of numbers Gallup is reporting the senate race is not “leaning Republican” — it’s “back-flipping Republican”.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and blogger at The Huffington Post, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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