Why this Gallup poll won't get as much attention (Hint: It's good news for Dems)

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Last week, when Gallup announced that Republicans held a ten-point lead over Democrats when respondents were asked their congressional voting preference, and that the ten-point gap (51-41%) marked an all-time height for a GOP advantage, the Beltway and right-wing media exploded with commentary.

The Gallup findings were a very big deal. (See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here for just a handful of examples.)

But oops, this week's Gallup survey finds that the Republican ten-point "generic poll" advantage has evaporated. It's gone. Adiós. Democrats and Republicans are suddenly tied in the generic poll. (And yes, that's precisely what the latest Newsweek poll also found.)

But good luck finding the non-stop commentary and reporting in the mainstream and right-wing press about the latest Gallup results. They just don't fit the preferred storyline.

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