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Generic Congressional Vote

Polling Data

PollDateDemocrats Republicans Spread
RCP Average10/23 - 11/0247.638.6Democrats +9.0
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl11/01 - 11/024836Democrats +12
Gallup10/31 - 11/025341Democrats +12
Diageo/Hotline10/31 - 11/024439Democrats +5
CBS News/NY Times10/25 - 10/294836Democrats +12
GWU/Battleground10/23 - 10/294541Democrats +4

See All Generic Congressional Vote Polling Data

Recent Commentary & News Stories

- A Race Like No Other - James Rainey, Los Angeles Times

- The Best Race Ever? Not By a Long Shot - Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

- Math Not Adding Up For McCain - Mark Halperin, Time

- Fickle Voters Fill Pollsters With Dread - Daniel Finkelstein, Times of London

- The Opening Obama Saw - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

See All Generic Congressional Vote Commentary & News Stories

Polling Data

PollDateDemocrats Republicans Spread
RCP Average10/23 - 11/0247.638.6Democrats +9.0
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl11/01 - 11/024836Democrats +12
Gallup10/31 - 11/025341Democrats +12
Diageo/Hotline10/31 - 11/024439Democrats +5
CBS News/NY Times10/25 - 10/294836Democrats +12
GWU/Battleground10/23 - 10/294541Democrats +4
Rasmussen Reports10/20 - 10/264740Democrats +7
CBS News/NY Times10/19 - 10/224836Democrats +12
GWU/Battleground10/16 - 10/224840Democrats +8
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl10/17 - 10/204938Democrats +11
GWU/Battleground10/09 - 10/154940Democrats +9
LA Times/Bloomberg10/10 - 10/134539Democrats +6
CBS News/NY Times10/10 - 10/134834Democrats +14
USA Today/Gallup10/10 - 10/125145Democrats +6
FOX News10/08 - 10/094436Democrats +8
GWU/Battleground10/06 - 10/094938Democrats +11
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl10/04 - 10/054936Democrats +13
Democracy Corps (D)10/01 - 10/055441Democrats +13
Democracy Corps (D)09/28 - 09/305143Democrats +8
Associated Press-GfK09/27 - 09/304936Democrats +13
Time09/26 - 09/294636Democrats +10
GWU/Battleground09/21 - 09/254641Democrats +5
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl09/19 - 09/225037Democrats +13
LA Times/Bloomberg09/19 - 09/225141Democrats +10
CNN/Opinion Research09/19 - 09/215642Democrats +14
Rasmussen09/15 - 09/214538Democrats +7
CBS News/NY Times09/12 - 09/165131Democrats +20
Rasmussen09/08 - 09/144438Democrats +6
Newsweek09/10 - 09/114941Democrats +8
Battleground09/07 - 09/114840Democrats +8
Democracy Corps (D)09/08 - 09/105045Democrats +5
Associated Press/GfK09/05 - 09/104641Democrats +5
CNN/OpinionResearch09/05 - 09/074946Democrats +3
USA Today/Gallup09/05 - 09/074550Republicans +5
Rasmussen09/01 - 09/074537Democrats +8
Democracy Corps (D)09/01 - 09/035045Democrats +5
Rasmussen08/25 - 08/314636Democrats +10
USA Today/Gallup08/21 - 08/235142Democrats +9
FOX News08/19 - 08/204538Democrats +7
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl08/15 - 08/184736Democrats +11
Battleground08/10 - 08/144740Democrats +7
Rasmussen08/04 - 08/104537Democrats +8
AP-Ipsos07/31 - 08/045335Democrats +18
Rasmussen07/28 - 08/034636Democrats +10
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl07/18 - 07/214936Democrats +13
Democracy Corps (D)07/21 - 07/245042Democrats +8
Rasmussen07/14 - 07/204734Democrats +13
Rasmussen07/07 - 07/134636Democrats +10
Pew Research06/18 - 06/295237Democrats +15
Democracy Corps (D)06/22 - 06/255042Democrats +8
Rasmussen06/16 - 06/224734Democrats +13
USA Today/Gallup06/15 - 06/195242Democrats +10
ABC News/Wash Post06/12 - 06/155338Democrats +15
Rasmussen06/09 - 06/154834Democrats +14
Rasmussen06/02 - 06/084734Democrats +13
Rasmussen05/21 - 05/224739Democrats +8
Democracy Corps (D)05/13 - 05/155242Democrats +10
Battleground05/11 - 05/144940Democrats +9
Rasmussen04/28 - 04/294641Democrats +5
CBS News/NY Times04/25 - 04/295032Democrats +18
NBC/WSJ04/25 - 04/284934Democrats +15
Rasmussen04/04 - 04/064337Democrats +6
Democracy Corps (D)03/25 - 03/275340Democrats +13
Rasmussen03/12 - 03/134440Democrats +4
NBC/WSJ03/07 - 03/104935Democrats +14
Rasmussen01/14 - 01/154338Democrats +5
USA Today/Gallup12/14 - 12/165340Democrats +13
Battleground12/09 - 12/124641Democrats +5
Rasmussen12/07 - 12/094636Democrats +10
NBC/WSJ11/01 - 11/054637Democrats +9
Rasmussen11/02 - 11/044635Democrats +11
CNN11/02 - 11/045342Democrats +11
Rasmussen10/04 - 10/044836Democrats +12
NBC/WSJ09/10 - 09/124735Democrats +12
Rasmussen09/04 - 09/045032Democrats +18
Battleground07/15 - 07/184840Democrats +8
Rasmussen07/16 - 07/174637Democrats +9
CNN06/22 - 06/245341Democrats +12
FOX News11/04 - 11/054936Democrats +13
CNN11/03 - 11/055838Democrats +20
USA Today/Gallup11/02 - 11/055144Democrats +7
ABC News/Wash Post11/01 - 11/045145Democrats +6
Pew Research11/01 - 11/044743Democrats +4
Newsweek11/02 - 11/035438Democrats +16
Time11/01 - 11/035540Democrats +15
CBS News/NY Times10/27 - 10/315234Democrats +18
NBC/WSJ10/28 - 10/305237Democrats +15
CNN10/27 - 10/295342Democrats +11
Cook/RT Strategies10/26 - 10/295936Democrats +23
Newsweek10/26 - 10/275338Democrats +15
FOX News10/24 - 10/254938Democrats +11
AP-Ipsos10/20 - 10/255637Democrats +19
Zogby10/20 - 10/234433Democrats +11
Hotline/FD10/19 - 10/235234Democrats +18
USA Today/Gallup10/20 - 10/225441Democrats +13
CNN10/20 - 10/225740Democrats +17
ABC News/Wash Post10/19 - 10/225541Democrats +14
Cook/RT Strategies10/19 - 10/225735Democrats +22
Pew Research10/17 - 10/224938Democrats +11
Newsweek10/19 - 10/205537Democrats +18
NBC/WSJ10/13 - 10/165237Democrats +15
CNN10/13 - 10/155640Democrats +16
FOX News10/10 - 10/115041Democrats +9
Harris10/06 - 10/094735Democrats +12
USA Today/Gallup10/06 - 10/085936Democrats +23
CNN10/06 - 10/085837Democrats +21
CBS News/NY Times10/05 - 10/084935Democrats +14
ABC News/Wash Post10/05 - 10/085441Democrats +13
Cook/RT Strategies10/05 - 10/084938Democrats +11
Newsweek10/05 - 10/065139Democrats +12
Time10/03 - 10/045439Democrats +15
AP-Ipsos10/02 - 10/045141Democrats +10
Democracy Corps (D)10/01 - 10/035141Democrats +10
NBC/WSJ09/30 - 10/024839Democrats +9
CNN09/29 - 10/025342Democrats +11
FOX News09/26 - 09/274938Democrats +11
Battleground09/24 - 09/274941Democrats +8
Hotline/FD09/24 - 09/264633Democrats +13
Zogby09/22 - 09/254233Democrats +9
CNN09/22 - 09/245542Democrats +13
LA Times/Bloomberg09/16 - 09/194939Democrats +10
CBS News/NY Times09/15 - 09/195035Democrats +15
USA Today/Gallup09/15 - 09/174848Tie
FOX News09/12 - 09/134138Democrats +3
AP-Ipsos09/11 - 09/135339Democrats +14
NBC/WSJ09/08 - 09/114839Democrats +9
Gallup09/07 - 09/105341Democrats +12
Pew Research09/06 - 09/105039Democrats +11
Morning Call09/05 - 09/075042Democrats +8
CNN08/30 - 09/025343Democrats +10
FOX News08/29 - 08/304832Democrats +16
Cook/RT Strategies08/25 - 08/275140Democrats +11
Newsweek08/24 - 08/255038Democrats +12
Time08/22 - 08/245140Democrats +11
Quinnipiac08/17 - 08/234839Democrats +9
CBS News/NY Times08/17 - 08/214732Democrats +15
USA Today/Gallup08/18 - 08/204745Democrats +2
CNN08/18 - 08/205243Democrats +9
Keystone Poll08/17 - 08/204040Tie
Rasmussen08/17 - 08/194638Democrats +8
Pew Research08/09 - 08/135041Democrats +9
Newsweek08/10 - 08/115139Democrats +12
Gallup08/07 - 08/105041Democrats +9
FOX News08/08 - 08/094830Democrats +18
AP-Ipsos08/07 - 08/095537Democrats +18
ABC News/Wash Post08/03 - 08/065239Democrats +13
LA Times/Bloomberg07/28 - 08/014837Democrats +11
USA Today/Gallup07/28 - 07/305140Democrats +11
CBS News/NY Times07/21 - 07/254535Democrats +10
NBC/WSJ07/21 - 07/244838Democrats +10
Hotline/FD07/20 - 07/234832Democrats +16
FOX News07/11 - 07/124234Democrats +8
AP-Ipsos07/10 - 07/125140Democrats +11
Time06/27 - 06/294735Democrats +12
Democracy Corps (D)06/25 - 06/295142Democrats +9
LA Times/Bloomberg06/24 - 06/274935Democrats +14
USA Today/Gallup06/23 - 06/255438Democrats +16
ABC News/Wash Post06/22 - 06/255239Democrats +13
Hotline/FD06/21 - 06/254136Democrats +5
Rasmussen06/22 - 06/224734Democrats +13
Pew Research06/14 - 06/195139Democrats +12
CNN06/14 - 06/154538Democrats +7
FOX News06/13 - 06/144633Democrats +13
NBC/WSJ06/09 - 06/124938Democrats +11
USA Today/Gallup06/09 - 06/115139Democrats +12
AP-Ipsos06/05 - 06/075232Democrats +20
Cook/RT Strategies06/01 - 06/045038Democrats +12
Hotline/FD05/18 - 05/214236Democrats +6
FOX News05/16 - 05/184629Democrats +17
ABC News/Wash Post05/11 - 05/155240Democrats +12
Newsweek05/11 - 05/125039Democrats +11
CBS News/NY Times05/04 - 05/084433Democrats +11
CNN05/05 - 05/075238Democrats +14
FOX News05/02 - 05/034138Democrats +3
AP-Ipsos05/01 - 05/035134Democrats +17
Rasmussen04/29 - 04/304636Democrats +10
USA Today/Gallup04/28 - 04/305439Democrats +15
Cook/RT Strategies04/27 - 04/304432Democrats +12
CNN04/21 - 04/235040Democrats +10
Pew Research04/07 - 04/165141Democrats +10
LA Times/Bloomberg04/08 - 04/114935Democrats +14
Gallup04/07 - 04/095144Democrats +7
ABC News/Wash Post04/06 - 04/095540Democrats +15
CBS News04/06 - 04/094434Democrats +10
Cook/RT Strategies04/06 - 04/094636Democrats +10
AP-Ipsos04/03 - 04/054933Democrats +16
Time03/22 - 03/235041Democrats +9
Democracy Corps (D)03/16 - 03/205040Democrats +10
Newsweek03/16 - 03/175039Democrats +11
NPR03/12 - 03/145237Democrats +15
NBC/WSJ03/10 - 03/135037Democrats +13
AP-Ipsos03/06 - 03/084736Democrats +11
FOX News02/28 - 03/014834Democrats +14
CNN/USA Today/Gallup02/28 - 03/015339Democrats +14
Democracy Corps (D)02/23 - 02/274840Democrats +8
Cook/RT Strategies02/23 - 02/264738Democrats +9
Hotline/FD02/16 - 02/194631Democrats +15
Zogby02/15 - 02/183629Democrats +7
Battleground02/12 - 02/154641Democrats +5
FOX News02/07 - 02/084234Democrats +8
AP-Ipsos02/06 - 02/084737Democrats +10
Pew Research02/01 - 02/055041Democrats +9
NBC/WSJ01/26 - 01/294738Democrats +9
ABC News/Wash Post01/23 - 01/265139Democrats +12
LA Times/Bloomberg01/22 - 01/254735Democrats +12
Cook/RT Strategies01/22 - 01/255139Democrats +12
CBS News/NY Times01/20 - 01/254334Democrats +9
Rasmussen01/15 - 01/164635Democrats +11
Hotline/FD01/12 - 01/154033Democrats +7
Harris01/06 - 01/094334Democrats +9
CNN/USA Today/Gallup01/06 - 01/084943Democrats +6
Democracy Corps (D)01/04 - 01/085040Democrats +10
AP-Ipsos01/03 - 01/054936Democrats +13
NPR12/15 - 12/184537Democrats +8
ABC News/Wash Post12/15 - 12/185041Democrats +9
Hotline/FD12/12 - 12/134333Democrats +10
Cook/RT Strategies12/08 - 12/114938Democrats +11
CBS News/NY Times12/02 - 12/064233Democrats +9
Quinnipiac11/28 - 12/044736Democrats +11
Time11/29 - 12/014836Democrats +12
Democracy Corps (D)11/16 - 11/204841Democrats +7
Hotline/FD11/11 - 11/154135Democrats +6
Newsweek11/10 - 11/115336Democrats +17
NBC/WSJ11/04 - 11/074837Democrats +11
Democracy Corps (D)11/02 - 11/064839Democrats +9
ABC News/Wash Post10/30 - 11/025237Democrats +15
CNN/USA Today/Gallup10/21 - 10/235043Democrats +7
Hotline/FD10/12 - 10/164031Democrats +9
GW/Battleground10/09 - 10/124741Democrats +6
NBC/WSJ10/08 - 10/104839Democrats +9
Democracy Corps (D)10/05 - 10/104641Democrats +5
Newsweek09/29 - 09/304742Democrats +5
FOX News09/27 - 09/284032Democrats +8
Democracy Corps (D)09/19 - 09/214839Democrats +9
Pew Research09/08 - 09/115240Democrats +12
Newsweek09/08 - 09/095038Democrats +12
FOX News08/30 - 08/313835Democrats +3
Democracy Corps (D)07/19 - 07/254841Democrats +7
NBC/WSJ07/08 - 07/114538Democrats +7
Westhill Partners/Hotline07/07 - 07/103933Democrats +6
Democracy Corps (D)06/20 - 06/264843Democrats +5
Zogby06/20 - 06/223833Democrats +5
Westhill Partners/Hotline06/02 - 06/053937Democrats +2
The Feldman Group (D)05/23 - 05/284136Democrats +5
Democracy Corps (D)05/17 - 05/234843Democrats +5
NBC/WSJ05/12 - 05/164740Democrats +7
Democracy Corps (D)04/13 - 04/194742Democrats +5
Newsweek03/16 - 12/31----Tie

All Commentary & News Stories

- A Race Like No Other - James Rainey, Los Angeles Times

- The Best Race Ever? Not By a Long Shot - Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

- Math Not Adding Up For McCain - Mark Halperin, Time

- Fickle Voters Fill Pollsters With Dread - Daniel Finkelstein, Times of London

- The Opening Obama Saw - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- Blacks' Dreams Will Come True. Then What? - Laura Washington, CST

- A Conservative Reckoning - Jonathan Gurwitz, San Antonio Express-News

- How Smart is the American Voter? - Larry Bartels, Los Angeles Times

- Obama, McCain Spar in Final Weekend - Chozick & Meckler, WSJ

- Campaigns Hit States Their Parties Lost in '04 - Sharon Otterman, NYT

- The Biggest Loser: Conventional Wisdom - Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle

- How Obama Mixed Substance with Style - Jay Newton-Small, Time

- McCain, Obama and the 'Change We Need' - Ross Mackenzie, Richmond TD

- The Youth Vote Could Change History - Anna Quindlen, Newsweek

- In the Tank for Obama - Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

- Unity, Hope Must Conquer Division, Hate - Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald

- A Democratic Era Coming? - Dick Polman, Philadelphia Inquirer

- Despite Effort, Obama Fails with Churchgoers - David Paul Kuhn, Politico

- A Brighter Future with McCain-Palin - Newt Gingrich, New York Post

- A Seismic Election Day - George Will, Washington Post

- The Case for Obama - Senator Hillary Clinton, New York Daily News

- Palin Gives McCain a Shot in Middle America - Byron York, Nat'l Review

- World's Problems Await the Next President - William Hague, Telegraph

- Election 2008 Will Have a Lasting Impact - Frank Bruni, New York Times

- History in the Making - Thomas DeFrank, New York Daily News

- Fate Rests on Who Will Turnout to Vote - Jim Tankersley, Chicago Tribune

- Our Polls Are on the Mark. I Think. - Jon Cohen, Washington Post

- Closing the Deal in Pennsylvania - Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- Obama's Long, Impressive Campaign - Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer

- All the Ingredients for a Historic Meltdown - Thomas Sowell, Townhall

- Spread It Around - Jacob Weisberg, Slate

- Equal Outcome vs. Equal Opportunity - Ruben Navarrette, San Diego UT

- Divided Government's Good for America - Michael Goodwin, NY Daily News

- Obama's Winning Argument - Joe Conason, Salon

- A Soldier Makes a Case for McCain - Kevin Ferris, Philadelphia Inquirer

- A Full Plate in January - David Ignatius, Washington Post

- Obama Presidency Could Reshape Courts - Fred Barbash, Politico

- What This Election Will Say About America - Peter Canellos, Boston Globe

- The Attack on American Affluence - Robert Samuelson, Newsweek

- Obama Has the Vision and Judgment to Lead - Newsday

- McCain is the Clear Choice for America - New Hampshire Union Leader

- Barack Obama is a President for Modern Times - The Observer

- More Radical Than the Warren Court? - Washington Times

- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? - Frank Rich, New York Times

- Obama's Clinton vs. Bush Argument - John Berlau, National Review

- An Unexpected Campaign Season - Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle

- Obama May Lead Democrat Landslide - David Yepsen, Des Moines Register

- McCain Missed Obama's Ethanol Pander - Dave Juday, Weekly Standard

- McCain Became a Question Mark - Maureen Dowd, New York Times

- The Weekend Interview: Sarah Palin - Kimberley Strassel, Wall St. Journal

- Barack Obama is America's Future - Times of London

- Out-Taxing Europe - New York Post

- Gov't Has Spread the Wealth for Decades - Washington Post

- Candidates Make Final Push in GOP Bastions - Adam Nagourney, NY Times

- Fate Rests on Who Will Vote - Jim Tankersley, Chicago Tribune

- All the Ingredients for a Historic Meltdown - Thomas Sowell, Townhall

- The Problem with Robin Hood Politics - San Diego Union-Tribune

- Spread It Around - Jacob Weisberg, Slate

- Tempo, Rhetoric Heat Up On Trail - Murray & Eilperin, Washington Post

- McCain Looks to Defend Va., Take Pa. - David Jackson, USA Today

- The Best Campaign I've Ever Covered - David Broder, Washington Post

- American Politics as American Idol - Greg Sheridan, The Australian

- Closing Arguments Reflect the Candidates - John Dickerson, Slate

- Obama's a Better Symbol Than President - Mark Steyn, OC Register

- The Fifth 'Pivot Point' Election - Richard Reeves, Universal Press

- An Obama Presidency Won't Bring Global Unity - Lawrence Solomon, NP

- The Known Unknowns - Bob Herbert, New York Times

- Mad About The One - Harold Evans, The Guardian

- Only Racism Could Explain an Obama Loss - Susan Estrich, Creators

- McCain-Palin Focus on Ohio and Pennsylvania - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics

- Decision Day In a Red Town - Amy Sullivan, Time

- Ugly To The End - Michael Dawson, The Root

- Putting Fairness Before Economics - Rich Lowry, New York Post

- Is the Bill-Barack Conflict Finally Over? - Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg

- For Many, Tuesday Will Be a Leap of Faith - Chuck Raasch, USA Today

- Which Obama Would America Get? - Stuart Taylor, National Journal

- In Defense of That Wealth Spreader - Michael Kinsley, Time

- The Case for McCain, Part II - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Why McCain Will Lose - James Carville, Financial Times

- A Message From The 'Mainstream Media' - Peter Robinson, Forbes

- Pivotal Question: How Much Gov't? - Kevin O'Brien, Cleveland Plain Dealer

- Mandate '08: Reagan vs. FDR - David Sirota, San Francisco Chronicle

- Media Actively Shields Obama from Scrutiny - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

- For McCain, the Die is Cast - Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe

- Will Obama Keep His Post-Partisan Promises? - Mort Kondracke, Roll Call

- Should McCain Even Want to Win? - Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics

- U.S. Isn't About to Become Liberal Heaven - Gerard Baker, Times of London

- If It Redistributes Like a Duck... - David Harsanyi, Denver Post

- Obama Laughs Off Attacks from McCain - Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times

- Obama's America is Full of Victims - Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

- 60 Still A Longshot For Democrats - Reid Wilson, Politics Nation

- America Should Take a Chance and Elect Obama - The Economist

- Obama and the Chicago Boys - Wall Street Journal

- Q&A: Top Obama Strategist David Axelrod - Jay Newton-Small, Time

- McCain is the Best Man to Unite America - Reihan Salam, The Guardian

- History, Economy, Catch Up with GOP - James Klurfeld, Newsday

- The Danger of Today's Declinism - Robert Kagan, Washington Post

- John McCain: Not More of the Same - Ezra Klein, American Prospect

- Questioning the Obama-Biden 'Experience' - David Warren, Ottawa Citizen

- This Election Day is Easy to Figure Out - Andrew Kohut, New York Times