Hold the Election Today! People Support Dems Over GOP by Wide Margin in New Poll

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Last poll-related blog of the day, I swear. Amidst mountains of disgust with George Bush’s handling of domestic issues, foreign policy issues, and all issues ever, there is an interesting number in this AP/Ipsos poll [pdf].

Including strong supporters, moderate supporters, and nominal supporters, you’ve got 54 percent of the country that favors the Democratic Party. The same number for the Republicans is only 36 percent. That’s a difference of 18 percent, or exactly half the GOP’s support.

Hillary, BHO, and Jedwards have to hope this national mood lasts. It’ll be a cakewalk. Spotted on TPM.

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