The fallout from Obamacare continues to take a toll on the President’s party and its candidates according to the latest round of polling released before the Christmas holidays. The collapse of Democrat support represents a total reversal from the days during and after the October federal government shutdown when Republican support slid dramatically and sentiment about Democrats surged across the board.
A top level number of concern to national strategists is the “generic ballot test,” which gauges general voter sentiment by asking whether someone would support a Republican or Democrat candidate for Congress. It’s a good barometer because it factors out individual candidate or district characteristics, and thus is a gauge of general sentiment toward each party.
Today, Republicans lead in the generic ballot test, 41% to 38% in the latest Quinnipiac survey. It is the first time Republicans have led in this critical indicator all year.
Digging deeper, we see Democrats and Republicans are roughly equally loyal to their… Read More