Friday, August 13, 2010

Poll: Today's Political Landscape Mirrors 1994

From ~ New numbers from the latest CNN/Opinions Dynamics poll out Thursday show an electoral landscape that mirrors that of 1994, when Republicans gained 54 seats in the House and took back control of Congress for the first time in more than 40 years.

The latest numbers give Republicans a three-point edge on the generic ballot question, which is just about the same advantage the party enjoyed heading into the heart of the '94 campaign season.

A full 50 percent of respondents said they intend to vote for a candidate who opposes President Obama. Sixteen years ago, 51 percent of voters said the same of President Clinton heading into the midterm elections.

Share |