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2006 Generic Congressional Vote

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Polling Data

PollDateSample
Republicans
Democrats
Spread
Final Results----44.152.0Democrats +7.9
RCP Average11/1 - 11/5--40.652.1Democrats +11.5
FOX NewsFOX News11/4 - 11/5900 LV3649Democrats +13
CNNCNN11/3 - 11/5636 LV3858Democrats +20
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup11/2 - 11/51362 LV4451Democrats +7
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post11/1 - 11/4LV 4551Democrats +6
Pew ResearchPew Research11/1 - 11/4LV 4347Democrats +4
NewsweekNewsweek11/2 - 11/3838 LV3854Democrats +16
TimeTime11/1 - 11/3679 LV4055Democrats +15

All 2006 Generic Congressional Vote Polling Data

RCP Poll Average
2006 Generic Congressional Vote
40.6
Republicans
52.1
Democrats +11.5

Polling Data

PollDateSample
Republicans
Democrats
Spread
Final Results----44.152.0Democrats +7.9
RCP Average11/1 - 11/5--40.652.1Democrats +11.5
FOX NewsFOX News11/4 - 11/5900 LV3649Democrats +13
CNNCNN11/3 - 11/5636 LV3858Democrats +20
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup11/2 - 11/51362 LV4451Democrats +7
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post11/1 - 11/4LV 4551Democrats +6
Pew ResearchPew Research11/1 - 11/4LV 4347Democrats +4
NewsweekNewsweek11/2 - 11/3838 LV3854Democrats +16
TimeTime11/1 - 11/3679 LV4055Democrats +15
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times10/27 - 10/31LV 3452Democrats +18
NBC/WSJNBC/WSJ10/28 - 10/301,010 RV3752Democrats +15
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies10/26 - 10/29981 LV3659Democrats +23
CNNCNN10/27 - 10/29499 LV4253Democrats +11
NewsweekNewsweek10/27 - 10/26677 LV3853Democrats +15
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos10/20 - 10/25970 LV3756Democrats +19
FOX NewsFOX News10/24 - 10/25900 LV3849Democrats +11
Hotline/FDHotline/FD10/19 - 10/23580 LV3452Democrats +18
ZogbyZogby10/20 - 10/231013 LV3344Democrats +11
Pew ResearchPew Research10/17 - 10/221118 LV3950Democrats +11
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies10/19 - 10/22683 LV3557Democrats +22
CNNCNN10/20 - 10/22LV 4057Democrats +17
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup10/20 - 10/22675 LV4154Democrats +13
NewsweekNewsweek10/19 - 10/20578 LV3755Democrats +18
NBC/WSJNBC/WSJ10/13 - 10/161006 RV3752Democrats +15
CNNCNN10/13 - 10/15LV 4056Democrats +16
FOX NewsFOX News10/10 - 10/11900 LV4150Democrats +9
HarrisHarris10/6 - 10/91001 Adults3547Democrats +12
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies10/5 - 10/8837 RV3849Democrats +11
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times10/5 - 10/8891 RV3549Democrats +14
ABC/Wash PostABC/Wash Post10/5 - 10/8LV &4154Democrats +13
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup10/6 - 10/8622 LV3659Democrats +23
CNNCNN10/6 - 10/8543 LV3758Democrats +21
NewsweekNewsweek10/5 - 10/6624 LV3951Democrats +12
Pew ResearchPew Research9/21 - 10/41804 A3851Democrats +13
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos10/2 - 10/4741 LV4151Democrats +10
TimeTime10/3 - 10/41002 A3954Democrats +15
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)10/1 - 10/31000 LV4151Democrats +10
CNNCNN9/29 - 10/2548 LV4253Democrats +11
NBC/WSJNBC/WSJ9/30 - 10/2805 RV3948Democrats +9
BattlegroundBattleground9/24 - 9/271000 LV4149Democrats +8
FOX NewsFOX News9/26 - 9/27900 LV3849Democrats +11
Hotline/FDHotline/FD9/24 - 9/26423 LV3346Democrats +13
ZogbyZogby9/22 - 9/251000 LV3342Democrats +9
CNNCNN9/22 - 9/24573 LV4255Democrats +13
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times9/15 - 9/191007 RV3550Democrats +15
LA Times/BloombergLA Times/Bloomberg9/16 - 9/191347 RV3949Democrats +10
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup9/15 - 9/171003 A4848Tie
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos9/11 - 9/131501 A3953Democrats +14
FOX NewsFOX News9/12 - 9/13900 LV3841Democrats +3
NBC/WSJNBC/WSJ9/8 - 9/111009 RV3948Democrats +9
Pew ResearchPew Research9/6 - 9/101191 RV3950Democrats +11
GallupGallup9/7 - 9/10925 RV4153Democrats +12
ABC NewsABC News9/5 - 9/71003 A4250Democrats +8
CNNCNN8/30 - 9/21004 A4353Democrats +10
FOX NewsFOX News8/29 - 8/30900 RV3248Democrats +16
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies8/25 - 8/27801 RV4051Democrats +11
NewsweekNewsweek8/24 - 8/251002 Adults3850Democrats +12
TimeTime8/22 - 8/241002 Adults4051Democrats +11
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac8/17 - 8/231080 RV3948Democrats +9
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times8/17 - 8/211206 Adults3247Democrats +15
Hotline/FDHotline/FD8/17 - 8/20425 LV4040Tie
CNN/Opinion ResearchCNN/Opinion Research8/18 - 8/201033 Adults4352Democrats +9
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup8/18 - 8/201001 Adults4547Democrats +2
RasmussenRasmussen8/17 - 8/19960 LV3846Democrats +8
Pew ResearchPew Research8/9 - 8/13--4150Democrats +9
NewsweekNewsweek8/10 - 8/11--3951Democrats +12
GallupGallup8/7 - 8/10--4150Democrats +9
FOX NewsFOX News8/8 - 8/9--3048Democrats +18
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos8/7 - 8/9--3755Democrats +18
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post8/3 - 8/6--3952Democrats +13
LA Times/BloombergLA Times/Bloomberg7/28 - 8/1--3748Democrats +11
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup7/28 - 7/30--4051Democrats +11
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times7/21 - 7/25--3545Democrats +10
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*7/21 - 7/24--3848Democrats +10
Hotline/FDHotline/FD7/20 - 7/23--3248Democrats +16
FOX NewsFOX News7/11 - 7/12--3442Democrats +8
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos7/10 - 7/12--4051Democrats +11
TimeTime6/27 - 6/29--3547Democrats +12
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)6/25 - 6/29--4251Democrats +9
LA Times/BloombergLA Times/Bloomberg6/24 - 6/27--3549Democrats +14
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup6/23 - 6/25--3854Democrats +16
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post6/22 - 6/25--3952Democrats +13
Hotline/FDHotline/FD6/21 - 6/25--3641Democrats +5
RasmussenRasmussen6/22 - 6/22--3447Democrats +13
Pew ResearchPew Research6/14 - 6/19--3951Democrats +12
CNNCNN6/14 - 6/15--3845Democrats +7
FOX NewsFOX News6/13 - 6/14--3346Democrats +13
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*6/9 - 6/12--3849Democrats +11
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup6/9 - 6/11--3951Democrats +12
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos6/5 - 6/7--3252Democrats +20
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies6/1 - 6/4--3850Democrats +12
Hotline/FDHotline/FD5/18 - 5/21--3642Democrats +6
FOX NewsFOX News5/16 - 5/18--2946Democrats +17
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post5/11 - 5/15--4052Democrats +12
NewsweekNewsweek5/11 - 5/12--3950Democrats +11
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times5/4 - 5/8--3344Democrats +11
CNNCNN5/5 - 5/7--3852Democrats +14
FOX NewsFOX News5/2 - 5/3--3841Democrats +3
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos5/1 - 5/3--3451Democrats +17
RasmussenRasmussen4/29 - 4/30--3646Democrats +10
USA Today/GallupUSA Today/Gallup4/28 - 4/30--3954Democrats +15
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies4/27 - 4/30--3244Democrats +12
CNNCNN4/21 - 4/23--4050Democrats +10
Pew ResearchPew Research4/7 - 4/16--4151Democrats +10
LA Times/BloombergLA Times/Bloomberg4/8 - 4/11--3549Democrats +14
GallupGallup4/7 - 4/9--4451Democrats +7
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post4/6 - 4/9--4055Democrats +15
CBS NewsCBS News4/6 - 4/9--3444Democrats +10
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies4/6 - 4/9--3646Democrats +10
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos4/3 - 4/5--3349Democrats +16
TimeTime3/22 - 3/23--4150Democrats +9
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)3/16 - 3/20--4050Democrats +10
NewsweekNewsweek3/16 - 3/17--3950Democrats +11
NPRNPR3/12 - 3/14--3752Democrats +15
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*3/10 - 3/13--3750Democrats +13
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos3/6 - 3/8--3647Democrats +11
FOX NewsFOX News2/28 - 3/1--3448Democrats +14
CNN/USA Today/GallupCNN/USA Today/Gallup2/28 - 3/1--3953Democrats +14
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)2/23 - 2/27--4048Democrats +8
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies2/23 - 2/26--3847Democrats +9
Hotline/FDHotline/FD2/16 - 2/19--3146Democrats +15
ZogbyZogby2/15 - 2/18--2936Democrats +7
BattlegroundBattleground2/12 - 2/15--4146Democrats +5
FOX NewsFOX News2/7 - 2/8--3442Democrats +8
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos2/6 - 2/8--3747Democrats +10
Pew ResearchPew Research2/1 - 2/5--4150Democrats +9
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*1/26 - 1/29--3847Democrats +9
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post1/23 - 1/26--3951Democrats +12
LA Times/BloombergLA Times/Bloomberg1/22 - 1/25--3547Democrats +12
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies1/22 - 1/25--3951Democrats +12
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times1/20 - 1/25--3443Democrats +9
RasmussenRasmussen1/15 - 1/16--3546Democrats +11
Hotline/FDHotline/FD1/12 - 1/15--3340Democrats +7
HarrisHarris1/6 - 1/9--3443Democrats +9
CNN/USA Today/GallupCNN/USA Today/Gallup1/6 - 1/8--4349Democrats +6
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)1/4 - 1/8--4050Democrats +10
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos1/3 - 1/5--3649Democrats +13
NPRNPR12/15 - 12/18--3745Democrats +8
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post12/15 - 12/18--4150Democrats +9
Hotline/FDHotline/FD12/12 - 12/13--3343Democrats +10
Cook/RT StrategiesCook/RT Strategies12/8 - 12/11--3849Democrats +11
CBS News/NY TimesCBS News/NY Times12/2 - 12/6--3342Democrats +9
QuinnipiacQuinnipiac11/28 - 12/4--3647Democrats +11
TimeTime11/29 - 12/1--3648Democrats +12
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)11/16 - 11/20--4148Democrats +7
Hotline/FDHotline/FD11/11 - 11/15--3541Democrats +6
NewsweekNewsweek11/10 - 11/11--3653Democrats +17
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*11/4 - 11/7--3748Democrats +11
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)11/2 - 11/6--3948Democrats +9
ABC News/Wash PostABC News/Wash Post10/30 - 11/2--3752Democrats +15
CNN/USA Today/GallupCNN/USA Today/Gallup10/21 - 10/23--4350Democrats +7
Hotline/FDHotline/FD10/12 - 10/16--3140Democrats +9
GW/BattlegroundGW/Battleground10/9 - 10/12--4147Democrats +6
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*10/8 - 10/10--3948Democrats +9
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)10/5 - 10/10--4146Democrats +5
NewsweekNewsweek9/29 - 9/30--4247Democrats +5
FOX NewsFOX News9/27 - 9/28--3240Democrats +8
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)9/19 - 9/21--3948Democrats +9
Pew ResearchPew Research9/8 - 9/11--4052Democrats +12
NewsweekNewsweek9/8 - 9/9--3850Democrats +12
FOX NewsFOX News8/30 - 8/31--3538Democrats +3
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)7/19 - 7/25--4148Democrats +7
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*7/8 - 7/11--3845Democrats +7
Westhill Partners/HotlineWesthill Partners/Hotline7/7 - 7/10--3339Democrats +6
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)6/20 - 6/26--4348Democrats +5
ZogbyZogby6/20 - 6/22--3338Democrats +5
Westhill Partners/HotlineWesthill Partners/Hotline6/2 - 6/5--3739Democrats +2
The Feldman Group (D)The Feldman Group (D)5/23 - 5/28--3641Democrats +5
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)5/17 - 5/23--4348Democrats +5
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl*5/12 - 5/16--4047Democrats +7
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)4/13 - 4/19--4247Democrats +5
Moore Info. (R)Moore Info. (R)3/21 - 3/23--3337Democrats +4
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)3/15 - 3/21--4546Democrats +1
GW/BattlegroundGW/Battleground3/7 - 3/9--4144Democrats +3
NPR - POS/GQRNPR - POS/GQR2/15 - 2/17--3642Democrats +6
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)2/13 - 2/17--4446Democrats +2
Democracy Corps (D)Democracy Corps (D)1/16 - 1/20--4348Democrats +5
AP-IpsosAP-Ipsos12/17 - 12/19--4451Democrats +7
RasmussenRasmussen12/12 - 12/14--4347Democrats +4

All Commentary & News Stories

- Myth of the Stay-at-Home Republican - Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal

- How White House Learned to Be Liberal - Jonathan Chait, NY Magazine

- Mitt Romney in Denial After 2012 Defeat - Dan Balz, Changing Lanes

- N.C. Finds 35K Incidents of 'Double Voting' in 2012 - Andrew Johnson, NRO

- White House Delayed Policies Ahead of Election - Juliet Eilperin, Wash Post

- Double Down: The War of Umbrage - Michael Kinsley, New York Times

- How Much Does Voter Ignorance Mattter? - Sean Trende, Cato Unbound

- Romney Camp's Own Polls Showed It Would Lose - John Sides, Wash Post

- No Drama Obama's Dramatic 2012 Reelection - Richard Wolffe, Daily Beast

- Can Twitter Predict Elections? Not So Fast - Mark Blumenthal, Huff Post

- How Twitter Can Help Predict an Election - Fabio Rojas, Washington Post

- Yes, the Missing White Voters Matter - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Case of the Missing White Voters, Revisited - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Why Republicans Lost the Vote But Kept the House - Sean Trende, RCP

- Sweeping Conclusions From CPS Data Are a Mistake - Sean Trende, RCP

- Black Turnout, GOP Denial Both High - Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast

- Not Every GOP Approach Will Work Everywhere - Jim Geraghty, The Corner

- Did Dems Get Lucky in the Electoral College? - Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight

- Better Technology Won't Save the GOP - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED

- Why Stuart Stevens is Right - Chris Cillizza, The Fix

- Why Black Voters Are Critical to the GOP - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED

- Republicans Shouldn't Be Too Reasonable - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

- The Republican Renewal - Yuval Levin, The Corner

- Long Voting Lines & Democratic Cities - Hans von Spakovsky, The Foundry

- A Lot of Cooks in the GOP Kitchen - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

- Are Democratic Senators Frightnened? - Ed Kilgore, Political Animal

- Is a Franken-Bachmann Showdown on the Horizon? - Scott Conroy, RCP

- GOP Makeover is Purely Cosmetic - Greg Sargent, Plum Line

- Republicans Facing a Grim Reality - Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

- The Establishment, the Tea Party and Blame - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED

- The Great Gerrymander of 2012 - Sam Wang, New York Times

- New GOP Strategy: Run Subtle, Run Deep - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

- GOP Doesn't Know It Has a Problem - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

- GOP Could Be in the Wilderness For Awhile - Daniel Larison, TAC

- The Necessity of Second Inaugurals - Susan Milligan, TJS

- A President Who Has Learned Nothing - Jonathan Tobin, Contentions

- GOP Must Accept Reality of Single Moms - Lori Sanders, Ideas

- What Obama, Romney Spent Per Vote - David Boaz, @Liberty

- To Pick Cabinet, GOP Should Win More - Jamelle Bouie, Plum Line

- The Future of Conservative 'Populism' - Ed Kilgore, Political Animal

- Obama's Vote Total Puts Him in a Small Club - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

- Conservative Populism Worthy of the Name - Ross Douthat, Evaluations

- Lessons for Both Parties From the 2012 Elections - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

- Why the Election Polls Missed the Mark - Steven Shepard, National Journal

- In Montana, Dark Money Helped Keep Dem Seat - Kim Barker, ProPublica

- What 2012 Population Estimates Could Mean in 2020 - Sean Trende, RCP

- The GOP Really Hits Bottom - Jonathan Tobin, Contentions

- Pelosi Stalls on the Ethics Committee - Lachlan Markay, The Foundry

- The Real Presidential Election is Today - England & Ross, The Corner

- The Best and Worst of 2012, Part II - Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

- The Age of GOP Governors - Peter Wehner, Contentions

- Best and Worst of the 2012 Campaigns - Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call

- Big Money Played Destructive Role in 2012 - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

- Team Obama Tries to Reframe Brutish Win - Jason Zengerle, NY Magazine

- Were Super PACs a Giant Waste of Money? - Robert Schlesinger, TJS

- Ten Encouraging Signs for Republicans - Jennifer Rubin, Right Turn

- A Conservative Purge in the House? - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

- Whither the Tea Party? - Chris Cillizza, The Fix

- Republicans Get Religion on Campaign Tech - Tim Murphy, Mother Jones

- How Both Parties Borrow From Europe - Jamelle Bouie, TAPPED

- Swing Counties Tell Story of Romney's Defeat - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg

- Class Wars of 2012 - Paul Krugman, New York Times

- The Science Behind Those Obama E-Mails - Joshua Green, Bloomberg BW

- The Racializing of American Politics - Daniel Henninger, Wall St. Journal

- GOP Can't Afford to Ignore Health Care - Philip Klein, Beltway Confidential

- How Can the GOP Win? Find a Good Candidate - Noemie Emery, Examiner

- The Coming Liberal Wave - Jamelle Bouie, The American Prospect

- Why the Right's Reaction to Moore Matters - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

- Why Republicans Should Have Won the Election - Chris Cillizza, The Fix

- Learning From the Election - Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

- The GOP's Senate Problem - Ramesh Ponnuru, The Corner

- States Choose Own Paths - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

- What Do Republicans Want? - Paul Waldman, TAPPED

- The Norquist Rebellion Isn't News - David Dayen, Firedoglake

- Republican Senate Hopes For 2014 Get a Boost - Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine

- Analyst on Young Voters in the 2012 Election - The NewsHour

- 2012: Arrival of Reconfigured America - Ron Brownstein, National Journal

- Republicans' Voter Suppression Strategy - Ari Berman, The Nation

- A Return to Trench Warfare Politics - Michael Barone, DC Examiner

- Shields and Brooks on the Week in Politics - The NewsHour

- The Enduring Threat of GOP Challengers - Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

- The Next Conservatives? - Steven Hayward, PowerLine

- Challengers for Chambliss? - Michael Warren, The Blog

- Analysts on the Campaign Finance in 2012 - The NewsHour

- How Charter Schools Fleece Taxpayers - Timothy Noah, The Plank

- Remember the Provisional Ballot Problem? - Abby Rapoport, TAPPED

- Polarization and Federalism - Ed Kilgore, Political Animal

- Is the White House Ready to Go Over the Cliff? - Greg Sargent, Plum Line

- Sources of Conservative Renewal - Rod Dreher, TAC

- The Fiscal Cliff and Downgrading U.S. Debt - Rebecca Thiess, EPI

- Should Obama Call the GOP's Bluff? - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

- Democrats' Electoral College Advantage - Jonathan Bernstein, PostPartisan

- The Liberal Gloat - Ross Douthat, New York Times

- Our Suddenly Race-Obsessed Politics - Mark Steyn, National Review

- The Political Landscape After 2012 - Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics

- Feminists for the Win in 2012 - Jessica Valenti, The Nation

- Jackson-Vanik Ends, But Legacy Continues - Seth Mandel, Contentions

- The Coming Democratic Fights - Ed Kilgore, Political Animal

- Social Issues: Should Republicans Re-Calibrate? - Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine

- More Painful, Tax Increases or Spending Cuts? - Veronique de Rugy, TC