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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Two Generic Congressional Poll Give Dems Slight Edge

Posted by DavidNYC

Last month, two new generic Congressional ballot polls came out, the first I've seen in 2005.

The first one was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a Democratic firm, and Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican outfit, for NPR. (So do the fears of bias cancel each other out?) Feb. 15th - 17th, likely voters, no trendlines:

Democrats: 42
Republicans: 36
Unsure: 22
(MoE: ±3.5%)

The other poll was also conducted by GQR (but just GQR) for Democracy Corps, itself a Democratic organization. GQR must really have had a good Chinese Wall going - this poll was conducted at almost exactly the same time, and yet came up with different results. Feb. 13th - 17th, likely voters, mid-Jan. trendlines in parens:

Democrats: 46 (48)
Republicans: 44 (43)
Unsure: 10 (8)
(MoE: ±3.1%)

I wonder why the Dems didn't perform as well in this poll as in the other one, and why they've slipped in a month when the GOP hasn't exactly been doing well.

All polls available at Polling Report.

Posted at 07:39 PM in 2006 Elections, 2006 Elections - House | Technorati