Zogby: GOP, Dems in Congress in a Dead Heat

Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010 02:29 PM

By Jim Meyers

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Republicans and Democrats are now in a dead heat in a generic congressional poll conducted by Zogby Interactive.

Respondents were asked: “In the congressional race in 2010, for which party’s candidate do you intend to vote — Democrat or Republican?”

The survey results released on Monday showed that 43 percent chose Democrat and 43 percent selected Republican, with the rest saying “neither” or “not sure.”

Republicans held a 5-percentage-point lead, 46 percent to 41 percent, in the previous week’s poll, and a 6-point lead in a survey completed on Sept. 14.

Among independents, 44 percent of respondents in the new poll said they will choose the Republican congressional candidate, 29 percent said Democrat, and 23 percent are unsure.

“Democrats have been working on shoring up their base and it may be working,” said pollster John Zogby. “But those gains cannot come at the expense of losing valuable independent votes.

“While Republicans have picked up some independents in our generic test, it is important to keep in mind their strong dissatisfaction with both parties.”

The job approval for Congress now stands at 20 percent, according to Zogby.

The poll also found that 53 percent of respondents still disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, while 46 percent approve — up one point from the previous week.

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