GOP has caught Dems in “generic” poll

This is disturbing. Via Taegan at Political Wire:

A new NPR poll finds Republicans catching Democrats in a generic congressional ballot test.

“Asked whether they would support a Democrat or a Republican for Congress in 2010 if the election were held today, 42% said they would choose a Democrat and 43% a Republican, a difference well within the poll’s margin of error (plus or minus 3.4 percentage points for each number in each question).”

For several years, Democrats have held wide leads on such questions.

For several years, it seemed like Democrats were really going to solve problems and work for the American people. They’re waiting. But, too many Democrats — including the Obama brain trust — have been striving for bipartisanship at the expense of progress. In my view, they’ve empowered the Republicans who offer no solutions for the American people.

76% of the American people support a public option as part of health care reform. That’s a big number. But, Democrats on the Hill are blocking that provision. Democrats: Blue Dogs in the House and the Baucus/Conrad caucus in the Senate. They’ve had the public on their side and they’re blowing it.

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