Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gallup: Democratic Affilation is stable in current poll

by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ -- For the first time since President Barack Obama took office, the percentage of Americans identifying as Democrats or leaning Democratic held steady in a quarter's worth of Gallup poll data. 

Prior to the second quarter of 2010, the percentage aligning themselves with the Democratic Party had declined at least slightly each quarter since early 2009.

Quarterly Averages in Party Identification and Leaning, 2009-2010 Gallup Polls

With 46% of Americans identifying either as Democrats or as independents who say they lean to the Democratic Party, and 43% identifying as Republican or leaning Republican, Democrats now hold a 3 percentage-point advantage in party affiliation.

The percentage of Americans who initially identify as Republican, the party's core supporters, has held steady at 27% or 28%.

Rightardia comment:  This indicates the 2010 elections will be close. Obama will reactivate organizing for America  (OFA ) to keep the Democratic party started. America is in a hole and all the GOP is offering the same old stale solutions that failed when Ronald Reagan was president: the deficit politics of tax cuts for corporations and the affluent.

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