YIPPEE – AT 7:45 P.M. ET: Another new generic poll out has good news for the people of purity and quality. From AOL News:
WASHINGTON -All signs point to huge Republican victories in two weeks, with the GOP now leading Democrats on virtually every measure in an Associated Press-GfK poll of people likely to vote in the first major elections of Barack Obama's presidency.
In the final survey before Election Day, likely voters say the GOP would do a better job than Democrats on handling the economy, creating jobs and running the government.
Most also think the country's headed in the wrong direction. More than half disapprove of Obama's job performance. And even more don't like the Democratic-controlled Congress.
Neither party is popular. But likely voters view the GOP a bit more positively than they do the Democrats. Slightly more say they will vote for the Republican congressional candidate in their district over the Democrat. And most think the GOP will win control of Congress from the Democrats.
In another worrisome sign for Democrats, women now split pretty evenly between the two parties, 49 percent favoring Democrats, 45 percent Republicans. In 2006, Democrats took over Capitol Hill in part by winning 55 percent of the female vote to 43 percent for Republicans.
The survey's key findings among likely voters show:
50 percent say they will back the GOP candidate in their House district; 43 percent say they'll support the Democrat. The edge has slightly narrowed over the past month as Democrats presumably have grown more energized...
...54 percent disapprove of Obama's job performance; 45 percent approve...
...52 percent have a favorable impression of the GOP; 44 percent view the Democratic Party positively.
COMMENT: Ah, sometimes numbers are like music. But these numbers must be translated into votes. People are voting right now in many states, and early signs are good. We'll know in less than two weeks.
October 20, 2010