Unaffilaited Voters Going Heavy GOP
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina voters favor Republican Congressional candidates over their Democratic opponents according to results of the latest Civitas Flash Poll released today.
In a generic ballot for Congress, 52 percent of voters said they preferred a Republican, while only 39 siad they percent favored a Democrat.
“If the 2010 election was held today, the declining popularity of Gov. Perdue and President Obama would hit Democrats where it hurts most: at the ballot box,” said Francis De Luca, executive director of the Civitas Institute. “The Republicans significant lead in the Congressional generic ballot demonstrates the potential damage the unpopular Democratic leaders could do to the brand in 2010.”
Republicans were also heavily favored among key unaffiliated voters 55 to 26. Voters crossing over party lines also leaned Republican with 22 percent of Democrats who said they would vote Republican, but only eight percent of Republicans who said they would switch allegiances.
“With critical swing voters heavily favoring Republicans, the tide appears to be shifting significantly towards the GOP heading into next year’s elections,” added De Luca. “This could bode especially well for Sen. Richard Burr in his re-election bid.”
Full text of question:
If the election for United States Congress were held today, would you be more likely to vote for the Republican? Or more likely to vote for the Democrat?
Republican – 52%
Democrat – 29%
Not Sure – 9%
The Civitas Flash Poll study of 600 registered voters was conducted September 29-30 by Survey USA. It has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent. Other factors such as weighting may introduce additional error.