Generic R/D ballot tied


For the second straight week, Democrats and Republicans are tied on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 39% would vote for their district’s Democratic candidate while 39% would choose the Republican.

Last week, the parties were tied at 38%, representing the lowest level of support for Democrats to date.

The GOP took its first small lead in recent years in mid-March, but that didn’t last and the Democrats pulled slightly ahead for several weeks before last week’s tie. It’s important to note that Republicans have not been gaining support. Rather, Democrats have been losing ground. Democrats began the year holding a six- or seven-point lead over the GOP for the first several weeks of 2009. Over the past year, Democratic support has ranged from a low of 38% to a high of 50%.

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