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