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INDEPENDENTS HOLD NEGATIVE VIEW OF CONGRESS, FAVOR GOP ON BALLOT

May 5, 2012
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Six months before election day, electoral fundamentals favor Republicans according to the latest Resurgent Republic national survey of 1000 registered voters conducted April 30-May 3, 2012. Following are key highlights pertaining to their views of Congress and political affiliations.



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  1. Independents hold an equally negative view of Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Predictably Republican and Democratic voters give high marks to representatives of their own party in Congress--the favorable/unfavorable ratings are 69/23 percent for Republican voters' perception of Republicans in Congress and 76/19 percent for Democratic voters' perception of Democrats in Congress. It will come as no surprise that Independent voters dislike both--their ratings are 32/56 percent for Democrats in Congress.


  2. Independents favor Republicans over Democrats on the generic ballot for Congress. Independents say they prefer the Republican candidate over the Democratic candidate for Congress by 38 to 32 percent.



Read the full report: Electoral Fundamentals Favor Republicans in 2012

Filed under: Independent Voters, Republicans, Polling Analysis, Democrats, and 2012 Election