Nearly One in Four Democrats Believe GOP Will Win Control of the Senate

Oct 08, 2010, 06:00 ET from Pajamas Media

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PJTV's Tea Party TV today unveiled the results of their weekly Tea Party poll, which revealed that nearly one in four Democrats (24%) believe the GOP could win control of the U.S. Senate.  According to the new poll of likely voters, 52 percent of respondents overall believe the Republican Party could gain control of the U.S. Senate while 60 percent believe they could win the U.S. House.

"A majority of likely voters – including some Democrats – believe the GOP could gain control of the legislative branch this November – a scenario many could not fathom two years ago," said Vik Rubenfeld, PJTV's Polling Director.  "Over half of likely voters believe the GOP could gain control of the U.S. Senate, meaning races in traditionally Democratic states like California, Connecticut, New York, and Washington would need to swing to the right on Election Day."

The weekly PJTV/Pulse Opinion Research nationwide survey of 1,000 likely voters tracks Tea Party support as well as provides a snapshot of public opinion regarding the week's top issues.  In addition to the findings above, the tracking data showed consistent support for the Tea Party movement with more than half of likely voters (56%) supporting the Tea Party.

Poll Highlights

  • 24 percent of self-identified Democrats who are likely to vote believe the GOP could gain control of the U.S. Senate.  27 percent believe the GOP could gain control of the U.S. House.
  • 52 percent of likely voters believe the GOP could gain control of the U.S. Senate.  60 percent assert that the GOP could win control of the U.S. House.
  • 56 percent of likely voters support the Tea Party movement.

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Methodology

The Tea Party Tracking Study is a PJTV survey. The telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research on October 3, 2010. Pulse Opinion Research, LLC is an independent public opinion research firm using automated polling methodology and procedures licensed from Rasmussen Reports, LLC. Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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