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Congressional Democrats On The Comeback In The Polls

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Gallup identified a possible reason for the drop in support for GOPers. From the report:

Gallup also asked registered voters how a Tea Party endorsement would affect their likelihood of voting for a congressional candidate. The effect is nearly 2-to-1 negative, with 42% saying they would be less likely to vote for such a candidate versus 23% saying they would be more likely. About a third say it would make no difference or are unsure.

A PPP(D)/Daily Kos poll showed similar results in a national poll conducted from August 4th to the 7th. That poll showed a 47 - 40 break for Democrats, including a slight advantage with independent voters, 39 - 36.

The TPM Poll Average shows a virtual tie on the question as of today.

The most recent Gallup poll used live telephone interviews with 1,319 American adults conducted from August 4th through the 7th, with a sampling error of four percent. The PPP/Kos poll was conducted at the same time using automated telephone interviews among 1,000 registered voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.