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Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Republicans Democrats Spread
RCP Average 4/29 - 5/31 -- 44.3 44.2 Republicans +0.1
CNN/Opinion Research 5/29 - 5/31 895 RV 45 48 Democrats +3
Rasmussen Reports 5/21 - 5/27 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
USA Today/Gallup 5/10 - 5/13 1012 A 50 44 Republicans +6
Reuters/Ipsos 5/3 - 5/7 959 RV 44 46 Democrats +2
Resurgent Republic (R) 4/30 - 5/3 1000 RV 40 45 Democrats +5
Politico/GWU/Battleground 4/29 - 5/3 1000 LV 45 43 Republicans +2

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RCP Poll Average
Generic Congressional Vote
44.3 Republicans+0.1
44.2 Democrats

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Republicans Democrats Spread
RCP Average 4/29 - 5/31 -- 44.3 44.2 Republicans +0.1
CNN/Opinion Research 5/29 - 5/31 895 RV 45 48 Democrats +3
Rasmussen Reports 5/21 - 5/27 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 5/14 - 5/20 3500 LV 43 39 Republicans +4
USA Today/Gallup 5/10 - 5/13 1012 A 50 44 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 5/7 - 5/12 3500 LV 45 38 Republicans +7
Reuters/Ipsos 5/3 - 5/7 959 RV 44 46 Democrats +2
Rasmussen Reports 4/30 - 5/6 3500 LV 44 41 Republicans +3
Resurgent Republic (R) 4/30 - 5/3 1000 RV 40 45 Democrats +5
Politico/GWU/Battleground 4/29 - 5/3 1000 LV 45 43 Republicans +2
Democracy Corps (D) 4/28 - 5/1 1000 LV 45 46 Democrats +1
Rasmussen Reports 4/23 - 4/29 3500 LV 43 40 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 4/16 - 4/22 3500 LV 43 40 Republicans +3
Quinnipiac 4/11 - 4/17 2577 RV 39 40 Democrats +1
Reuters/Ipsos 4/12 - 4/15 891 RV 41 42 Democrats +1
Rasmussen Reports 4/9 - 4/15 3500 LV 46 36 Republicans +10
Rasmussen Reports 4/2 - 4/8 3500 LV 45 40 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 3/26 - 4/1 3500 LV 45 39 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 3/19 - 3/25 3500 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
McClatchy/Marist 3/20 - 3/22 846 RV 47 43 Republicans +4
Rasmussen Reports 3/12 - 3/18 3500 LV 44 40 Republicans +4
Bloomberg 3/8 - 3/11 746 LV 46 44 Republicans +2
Reuters/Ipsos 3/8 - 3/11 937 RV 43 47 Democrats +4
Rasmussen Reports 3/5 - 3/11 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 2/27 - 3/4 3500 LV 44 41 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 2/20 - 2/26 3500 LV 43 39 Republicans +4
Politico/GWU/Battleground 2/19 - 2/22 1000 LV 45 46 Democrats +1
Quinnipiac 2/14 - 2/20 2605 RV 40 38 Republicans +2
USA Today/Gallup 2/16 - 2/19 898 RV 47 47 Tie
Rasmussen Reports 2/13 - 2/19 3500 LV 42 41 Republicans +1
Democracy Corps (D) 2/11 - 2/14 1000 LV 45 47 Democrats +2
Rasmussen Reports 2/6 - 2/12 3500 LV 43 41 Republicans +2
Reuters/Ipsos 2/2 - 2/6 881 RV 44 46 Democrats +2
Rasmussen Reports 1/30 - 2/5 3500 LV 43 41 Republicans +2
Rasmussen Reports 1/23 - 1/29 3500 LV 40 41 Democrats +1
Rasmussen Reports 1/16 - 1/22 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 1/9 - 1/15 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Democracy Corps (D) 1/8 - 1/11 1000 LV 44 47 Democrats +3
Reuters/Ipsos 1/5 - 1/9 896 RV 44 48 Democrats +4
Rasmussen Reports 1/2 - 1/8 4000 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 12/26 - 12/30 3000 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 12/19 - 12/22 3500 LV 43 40 Republicans +3
PPP (D) 12/16 - 12/18 700 RV 44 46 Democrats +2
Rasmussen Reports 12/12 - 12/18 3500 LV 43 40 Republicans +3
Reuters/Ipsos 12/8 - 12/12 921 RV 42 48 Democrats +6
Rasmussen Reports 12/5 - 12/11 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 11/28 - 12/4 3500 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 11/21 - 11/27 2000 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
Quinnipiac 11/14 - 11/20 2552 RV 36 40 Democrats +4
Rasmussen Reports 11/14 - 11/20 3500 LV 41 40 Republicans +1
PPP (D) 11/10 - 11/13 800 RV 45 45 Tie
Rasmussen Reports 11/7 - 11/13 3500 LV 41 41 Tie
Politico/GWU/Battleground 11/6 - 11/9 1000 LV 43 44 Democrats +1
Rasmussen Reports 10/31 - 11/6 3500 LV 44 37 Republicans +7
Reuters/Ipsos 10/31 - 11/3 937 RV 43 48 Democrats +5
Resurgent Republic (R) 10/30 - 11/2 1000 RV 38 40 Democrats +2
Quinnipiac 10/25 - 10/31 2294 RV 34 42 Democrats +8
Rasmussen Reports 10/24 - 10/30 3500 LV 43 40 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 10/17 - 10/23 3500 LV 44 36 Republicans +8
Democracy Corps (D) 10/15 - 10/18 1000 LV 46 46 Tie
Rasmussen Reports 10/10 - 10/16 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
PPP (D) 10/7 - 10/10 700 RV 42 45 Democrats +3
Reuters/Ipsos 10/6 - 10/10 934 RV 40 48 Democrats +8
Rasmussen Reports 10/3 - 10/9 3500 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
Quinnipiac 9/27 - 10/3 2118 RV 39 39 Tie
Rasmussen Reports 9/26 - 10/2 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 9/19 - 9/25 3500 LV 42 40 Republicans +2
Rasmussen Reports 9/12 - 9/18 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 9/5 - 9/11 3500 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 8/29 - 9/4 3500 LV 44 37 Republicans +7
Politico/GWU/Battleground 8/28 - 9/1 1000 LV 40 41 Democrats +1
Rasmussen Reports 8/22 - 8/28 3500 LV 45 36 Republicans +9
Quinnipiac 8/16 - 8/27 2730 RV 38 38 Tie
Pew Research 8/17 - 8/21 1205 RV 44 48 Democrats +4
Rasmussen Reports 8/15 - 8/21 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 8/8 - 8/14 3500 LV 44 37 Republicans +7
Democracy Corps (D) 8/6 - 8/10 1000 LV 47 46 Republicans +1
USA Today/Gallup 8/4 - 8/7 1204 RV 44 51 Democrats +7
Rasmussen Reports 8/1 - 8/7 3500 LV 41 39 Republicans +2
Rasmussen Reports 7/25 - 7/31 3500 LV 43 39 Republicans +4
Rasmussen Reports 7/18 - 7/24 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
PPP (D) 7/15 - 7/17 928 RV 44 46 Democrats +2
Rasmussen Reports 7/11 - 7/17 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 7/4 - 7/10 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 6/27 - 7/2 3500 LV 43 40 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 6/20 - 6/26 3500 LV 44 37 Republicans +7
Democracy Corps (D) 6/18 - 6/21 1000 RV 47 44 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 6/13 - 6/19 3500 LV 43 37 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 6/6 - 6/12 4000 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 5/30 - 6/5 3500 LV 43 37 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 5/23 - 5/29 3500 LV 43 37 Republicans +6
Democracy Corps (D) 5/21 - 5/25 1000 LV 45 46 Democrats +1
Rasmussen Reports 5/16 - 5/22 3500 LV 42 40 Republicans +2
Rasmussen Reports 5/9 - 5/15 3500 LV 44 37 Republicans +7
Politico/GWU/Battleground 5/8 - 5/12 1000 LV 42 42 Tie
Rasmussen Reports 5/2 - 5/7 3500 LV 41 38 Republicans +3
CNN/Opinion Research 4/29 - 5/1 964 RV 46 50 Democrats +4
Rasmussen Reports 4/25 - 5/1 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 4/18 - 4/24 3500 LV 42 40 Republicans +2
Rasmussen Reports 4/11 - 4/17 3500 LV 42 39 Republicans +3
Democracy Corps (D) 4/10 - 4/12 1000 LV 47 45 Republicans +2
PPP (D) 4/7 - 4/10 532 RV 41 46 Democrats +5
Rasmussen Reports 4/4 - 4/10 3500 LV 44 38 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 3/28 - 4/3 3500 LV 44 39 Republicans +5
Quinnipiac 3/22 - 3/28 2069 RV 40 37 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 3/21 - 3/27 3500 LV 43 39 Republicans +4
Rasmussen Reports 3/14 - 3/20 3500 LV 45 37 Republicans +8
Rasmussen Reports 3/7 - 3/13 3500 LV 46 37 Republicans +9
Rasmussen Reports 2/28 - 3/6 3500 LV 45 39 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 2/21 - 2/27 3500 LV 45 39 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 2/14 - 2/20 3500 LV 46 37 Republicans +9
Rasmussen Reports 2/7 - 2/13 3500 LV 45 39 Republicans +6
PPP (D) 2/11 - 2/14 600 RV 41 45 Democrats +4
Democracy Corps (D) 2/7 - 2/9 1000 LV 48 46 Republicans +2
Rasmussen Reports 1/31 - 2/6 3500 LV 45 38 Republicans +7
Rasmussen Reports 1/24 - 1/30 3500 LV 45 38 Republicans +7
Rasmussen Reports 1/17 - 1/23 3500 LV 44 39 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 1/10 - 1/16 3500 LV 46 38 Republicans +8
Democracy Corps (D) 1/9 - 1/12 1000 LV 47 44 Republicans +3
Rasmussen Reports 1/3 - 1/9 3500 LV 47 36 Republicans +11
Rasmussen Reports 12/27 - 1/2 3000 LV 45 35 Republicans +10
Rasmussen Reports 12/20 - 12/26 3500 LV 43 38 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 12/13 - 12/19 3500 LV 45 38 Republicans +7
Rasmussen Reports 12/6 - 12/12 3500 LV 45 39 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 11/29 - 12/5 3500 LV 45 40 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 11/22 - 11/28 2500 LV 46 40 Republicans +6
Rasmussen Reports 11/15 - 11/21 3500 LV 44 39 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 11/8 - 11/14 3500 LV 45 40 Republicans +5
Rasmussen Reports 11/1 - 11/7 3500 LV 49 39 Republicans +10

All Commentary & News Stories

- Team Obama Shifts Its Attacks on Romney - Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics

- What Is Obama's Case? It's Sure Not the Economy - John Podhoretz, NY Post

- Blunt, Colorful Christie a Match for Mitt? - Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics

- Three Things That Will Decide the Senate Fight - Aaron Blake, The Fix

- Why 2012 Is Not 2004 - Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal

- The Long Race Has Begun - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

- Can Obama Exploit the Upswing in Swing States? - The Economist

- Chamber of Commerce Finds Donor Loophole - David Dayen, Firedoglake

- Don't Assume 2012 Race Will Be Close - Adam Smith, Tampa Bay Times

- McDonnell as VP? VA Gov. Could Help, Hinder - Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

- Buddy Roemer Quits Presidential Race - , USA Today

- Free Buddy Roemer! - , RealClearPolitics

- Barrett, Walker Respond on Issues - , Associated Press

- Walker Raises $31 Million - , Green Bay Press Gazette

- Buddy Roemer, We Hardly Knew Ye - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

- Are We Headed for Another Electoral Mess? - Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

- Analysts on the Campaigns and Twitter - The NewsHour

- Analysts on Record Campaign Spending - The NewsHour

- Incumbent Primary Losses Begin to Mount - Aaron Blake, Washington Post

- Mitt Clinches Nomination, Sharpens Attack on Obama - Erin McPike, RCP

- Romney Learns Wrong Lessons From Parents - Ruth Marcus, Wash Post

- How to Pick a Veep: 8 Historical Criteria - Carl M. Cannon, RealClearPolitics

- Tilting the Playing Field in Florida - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

- Backers See Huckabee Filling VP Niche - Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics

- Romney and the 6 Percent Solution - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

- Why Obama's Strategists Think He'll Win - John Heilemann, NY Magazine

- 3 Reasons Obama's "Fair Shot" Will Fail - Niall Ferguson, Newsweek

- Can Obama Break Mitt's "Mr. Fix It" Spell? - Greg Sargent, Washington Post

- Warning Signs for Obama on Electoral Vote Path - Thomas Beaumont, AP

- The GOP's Played Out Race Card - Melissa Harris-Perry, The Nation

- How Patronage Ruined the Democratic Party - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics

- Brooks & Marcus on the Battleground States - The NewsHour

- Obama Needs a 2nd-Term Agenda - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- In Va., Kaine Eschews "Fairness," Talks Growth - Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

- Why the Race Is So Close - Steve Kornacki, Salon

- 5 World Events That May Swing the Election - Uri Friedman, Foreign Policy

- Romney & Obama's Sob Story Campaign - Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast

- Why Neither Candidate Can Pull Away - Charlie Cook, National Journal

- Team Obama Is Vastly Overrated - Matthew Continetti, Free Beacon

- Obama Stumbles Out of the Gate - Mike Allen & Jim Vandehei, Politico

- Obama Fares Worse Among Struggling Whites - Cohen & Tumulty, WP

- Two in Five Ky. Dems Vote for 'Uncommitted' - , Lexington Herald-Leader

- The Strategic Amnesia of Campaign 2012 - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot

- Another Imaginary Democratic Crisis - Ed Kilgore, Political Animal

- Why AR, KY Democratic Primaries Matter - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Nightmare Charts for the GOP - Charles Blow, New York Times

- Why Obama & Romney Want To Talk About Bain - Ezra Klein, Bloomberg

- Obama's Region of Doom - Charles Mahtesian, Politico

- More Democrats Balk at Bain Attacks - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

- Iowa Republicans Embarrass Themselves - Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot

- Florida RCP Average: Romney +1.4% - , RealClearPolitics

- Is Obama's 'Enthusiasm Edge' as Big as Polls Suggest? - Scott Conroy, RCP

- Does Portman Have the Edge in VP Sweepstakes? - Erin McPike, RCP

- Presidential Races Always Concern Character - David Paul Kuhn, RCP

- 2012 Will Be Closest Election Since Bush vs. Gore - Chris Cillizza, The Fix

- Swing Voters and Elastic States - Nate Silver, New York Times

- Timing May Be Key in Romney's VP Announcement - Scott Conroy, RCP

- Obama Defends Ads Hitting Romney's Record - Alexis Simendinger, RCP

- Of Bile and Billionaires - Frank Bruni, New York Times

- Beltway Establishment Doesn't Get It - Jay Cost, The Blog

- Recall Overshadows Crucial Fall Elections in Wisconsin - , The Hill

- Obama & Dems Put Special Interests Over Public Good - Jay Cost, NY Post

- Romney, Obama, and Voters: It's Complicated - David Corn, Mother Jones

- Ohio Is Ground Zero This November - Alec MacGillis, The New Republic

- The Economy Election: 5 Groups Form 2 Camps - Susan Page, USA Today

- As Obama Moves Left, Will He Lose His Balance? - Thomas Edsall, NYT

- Desperate Obama Will Put Hillary on Ticket - Joseph Curl, Wash Times

- Electoral Split Decision Could Divide U.S. - Michael Medved, Daily Beast

- Could Romney Outraise Obama? - Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

- A Choice of Capitalisms - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

- Biden's Words Fall on Deaf Ears in Ohio - Salena Zito, Pittsburgh T-R

- Neck-and-Neck: Wisconsin in Play in 2012 - Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee JS

- Obama's NATO Juggling Act - , The Hill

- A Test Looms for the Euro Zone - , Washington Post

- European Economic Woes Visit Obama - , The Hill

- Romney Faces a 'Blue Wall' - But Is It Solid? - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- The Real Super PAC Menace - Ed Kilgore, The New Republic

- The Class Divide Deepens - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- Competing Campaign Strategies - Peter Wehner, Contentions

- 2012 Race May Be More About Mobilization - Reid Wilson, National Journal

- Obama's Inevitable Shellacking - Brett Decker, Washington Times

- Lugar's Fatal Case of Entitlement Syndrome - Reed Galen, RealClearPolitics

- Fischer Scores Big Upset in Nebraska - Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics

- Obama Hits Mitt Where It Hurts - Jamelle Bouie, The American Prospect

- Romney Can't Be Winning, Can He? - John Cassidy, The New Yorker

- Pennsylvania in Play for November? Maybe - Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

- A High Stakes Battle Over Bain & the Economy - Dan Balz, Washington Post

- Portman: Best of the Boring White Guys - Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg

- Mitt's Economics: Good for a Few Laughs - Deborah Solomon, Bloomberg

- Tea Party Rises Again - Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

- Iowa, Again, Serves as Proving Ground for Romney - Barbaro & Shear, NYT

- Walker "Conquer" Video Becomes Campaign Fodder - , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

- DNC Is MIA in Wisconsin - , Politico

- Walker Continues Attack on Barrett's Record - , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

- Democrats' Best Friend: The GOP Base - Steve Kornacki, Salon

- National Mood a Drag on Obama's Prospects - Lydia Saad, Gallup

- A 30,000-Foot View on the Presidential Race - Nate Silver, New York Times

- Dimon Faces Growing Criticism - , Reuters

- JPMorgan Replaces Top Executive as Shakeup Continues - , CNBC

- One by One, Obama Targets '08 Coalition - Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics

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