Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Poll Numbers Look Good For Dems
These early really don’t mean anything - there’s still a lot of time before the elections. Still, it’s nice to se that the country is coming around to the side of sanity.

The telephone poll of 1,000 adults has an error margin of +/- 3 percentage points.

Among the findings:

• Voters are interested in the election at levels not usually seen in non-presidential years. More than a third have thought "quite a lot" about the congressional elections. Seven of 10 say they are very motivated to get out and vote this year.

• Democrats are particularly engaged: 56% of Democrats say they are "more enthusiastic about voting than usual," the highest level of enthusiasm since the question was first asked in 1994. In comparison, 43% of Republicans say they are more enthusiastic than usual.

• Americans are increasingly likely to identify themselves as Democrats. Including those who "lean" to one party or the other, 55% call themselves Democrats, 38% Republicans — the biggest edge for Democrats since 1998. By 54%-38%, those surveyed say they'd vote for the Democratic congressional candidate over the Republican one in their district if the election was held today.

Democrats should not take this as a sign that everything will be okay, and that they don’t have to get out and vote. This election is our chance to take back control and put the country on the right path. Every single Democrat needs to go out and vote. If there is to be any change, then we must all act.


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