Jun 20, 2012
Democrats Momentum Continues: Leading Another Generic Congressional Ballot, Outraising Republicans
A Bloomberg News National poll released this morning shows voters support a Democratic candidate for Congress over a Republican candidate by 7 points (48 percent to 41 percent). In July 2010, Republicans led the Bloomberg News generic ballot by 8 points (48 percent to 40 percent) and went on to take the House.
- Last week Reuters/Ipsos poll found Democrats leading the congressional generic ballot by 4 points (47 percent to 43 percent). In summer of 2010, Republicans led by 2 points in the Reuters poll.
- In early June, CNN found Democrats leading the congressional generic ballot by 3 points (48 percent to 45 percent). In summer of 2010, Republicans led by 5 points in the CNN poll.
Democrats have out-redistricted, out-recruited, and outraised Republicans. House Democrats are on offense:
- Yesterday, it was reported that the DCCC outraised the NRCC ($6.68M to $6M) in May. Despite being in the minority, the DCCC has outraised NRCC for the cycle by $10.13 M ($96.75 M to $86.62 M).
- The DCCC has reserved $46.1 million in broadcast TV time in 60 districts for the fall – 37 Republican incumbents, 11 Democratic incumbents, 12 open seats. The NRCC has reserved time in 33 districts to date.
To learn more about the House battleground, click here to the DCCC’s memo “Math to the Majority.”