I don’t care. Not my problem anymore. Not. my. problem.
Unless and until Bush signs the fence bill.
Yeah, I know, “the generic ballot doesn’t mean anything.” Quote:
On the question of which party’s candidate would receive their vote if the election were held today, Democrats held a 23-point lead over Republicans among every type of person questioned — likely voters, registered voters and adults. That’s the largest lead Democrats have held among registered voters since 1978 and a jump from last month’s 48%-48% split among likely voters.
Two new surveys put the Senate at 49-49 with New Jersey and Missouri still in play. One, Rasmussen, had it that way a week ago but with a not-so-minor difference: there were 40 states solidly in the blue column last week and 9 leaning that way.
This week, 42 and 7, respectively. Of the two toss-ups Missouri’s still a tie, according to RCP, but New Jersey is trending Democrat — significantly, if the two latest polls are to be believed. (Which they aren’t, necessarily. One of them’s Zogby.)
The second survey out today is from Election Projection. 49-49 again … plus the two independents who are likely to win their races.
Those independents? Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
TradeSports had GOP control of the Senate trading at around 75 last week. Today? 67.5 and slipping. GOP control of the House is at the edge of the abyss: 40.0 and trying to hold on.
Update: The RNC has decided to target Tennessee, Ohio, and Missouri with television advertising in hopes of limiting the Democrats’ gains next month.
Update: I shouldn’t bother posting a NYT/CBS poll since people will just dismiss it out of hand. It may be wrong — but it can’t be this wrong:
An overwhelming majority of Americans think House Republican leaders put their own political interests ahead of the safety of congressional pages in their handling of the Mark Foley scandal, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.
Seventy-nine percent of those polled — including 61 percent of Republicans — say GOP leaders were more concerned with politics than the well-being of the teenage pages.
The good news? In the Times poll, the GOP trails by “only” 14 on the generic ballot.