Posted: Oct 20, 2010 4:23 PM by Greg Boyce
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just two weeks remain before the midterm elections, and a new poll finds all signs pointing to huge Republican victories.
Likely voters surveyed by the Associated Press and GfK give Republicans the edge over Democrats on handling the economy, creating jobs and running the government.
Most also said the country is headed in the wrong direction. Neither party is popular. But likely voters who were surveyed view the GOP a bit more positively than they do the Democrats. Slightly more say they will vote for the Republican congressional candidate in their district over the Democrat. And most think the GOP will win control of Congress from the Democrats.
In another worrisome sign for Democrats, the poll finds women split pretty evenly between the two parties, 49 percent favoring Democrats, 45 percent Republicans. In 2006, Democrats took over Capitol Hill in part by winning 55 percent of the female vote to 43 percent for Republicans.