It's a 12 point overall margin, echoing Newsweek's results released earlier. And as Chris Bowers at MyDD notes, these early polls ARE important--they affect recruitment and fund-raising. Notice also in the poll the 2-1 pro-Democratic margin among Independents, and the 18 point lead the Democrats have among younger voters. Note also the 16 point lead among those 65 and older.
To me, the message is clear:
Get the 18-29 year olds MOBILIZED.
Run a Democrat in EVERY ONE of the nation's 435 congressional districts.
Remind the voters about how the REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY.
Remind the voters of how BUSH SCREWED UP IN IRAQ AND NEW ORLEANS.
Remind the voters of REPUBLICAN CORRUPTION AND INCOMPETENCE. Wrap Tom DeLay around the throat of every Republican House candidate in America.
Keep POURING FIRE on the Republicans until we've driven them out of control and back into the minority--where they belong.
By the way, Democrats have a realistic shot at not only defending all their vulnerable Senate seats in 2006, but they've also got a good chance of kicking Republicans out in Pennsylvania (Oh yeah!), Rhode Island, Ohio, Missouri, Montana, and Arizona. They've also got a chance in Tennessee. And if Republican Senators in Maine and Mississippi retire, they've got a chance in those states, too.
Go for it, damn it. Grab control of both houses. Kick Schwarzenegger out in California. Roust the GOP out of the governor's mansion in New York and Florida. Make Tuesday, November 7, 2006 a NIGHTMARE for Bush, Rove, and the Republicans--and a day of long-overdue glory for Democrats across America.