Left leaning pollster PPP is predicting a very good night for the Republicans. They cite two reasons, superior unity and Independents fleeing the Democrats.
We think tonight will be very good for Republicans.
Two of the main reasons for that are superior party unity and pretty overwhelming support from independents.
As evidence they cite:
->Hoffman is winning 71% GOP vote versus 67% Democrat vote to Owens. Independents split 52/30.
->Christie is getting 82% GOP vote versus 72% Democrat vote to Corzine. Independents split 52/29.
->McDonnell is grabbing 94% GOP vote versus 87% Democrat vote to Deeds. Independents split 63/33.
They mention several other races that show the Republicans are far more likely to be loyal to their party member than the Democrats, and the Independents are going to the Republican 2-1 in many cases.
Think of this the next time you read how the GOP is in disarray or out and out civil war.
Edit: I couldn’t help but improve the alliteration in the title.
Edit: Last tweak on the title, I promise.