Monday, August 30, 2010

It's a good time to be a Republican congressional candidate

By GARY BAUMGARTEN
Paltalk News Network

If I were a candidate for Congress this year, I'd hope to be a Republican.

It's pretty obvious that there are going to be wholesale changes in Congress during the midterm elections. Which means the party's about over for the Democrats who now control the Congress and the White House.

A new Gallup poll shows an unprecedented 10 point GOP lead over the Democrats in a generic ballot.

Republicans lead by 51 percent to 41 percent - not only the largest lead so far this year - but the widest margin since Gallup began tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.

I'll leave it to others to analyze the reasons why the voters have turned their backs on the Democratic Party. I'm sure there will be a multitude of suggested reasons offered by the pundits - some of them may even be close to the truth.

There are those who are already predicting that this obvious shift in voter sentiment suggests that Barack Obama will be a one-term president.

Maybe so, but this shift came in less than two years. Which means another one - in the other direction - could come in the following two.

But if you juxtapose this poll next to the Glenn Beck rally - which arguably drew 300,000 to a half-a-million people to the National Mall - and it's pretty obvious there are a lot of people who feel disaffected in the United State these days.

Gary Baumgarten
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