[The Pontificator predicts primacy. Hooray! – susanhu.]
This is good news. The Democrats have opened up a massive massive lead over the Republicans in the generic “which party would you vote for” poll for the 2006 midterm elections.
The lead — 12 points — is higher than I remember it being in 2002 for the Republicans, or for either party going quite some ways back.
Suppose the elections for the U.S. Congress were being held today. Would you vote for the Republican Party’s candidate or the Democratic Party’s candidate for Congress in your district?
Democratic Party 50%
Republican Party 38%
Undecided / Other 12%
Source: Princeton Survey Research Associates / Newsweek
Methodology: Telephone interviews to 1,009 American adults, conducted on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9, 2005. Margin of error is 4 per cent.
I would not discount the possibility that 2006 will provide us with a Congressional realignment on the scale of 1994.