Some voting blocs that strayed from the GOP in 2006 appear to be headed back to them in 2010.
A new survey from Pew shows that the GOP is regaining favor among men, whites, independent voters and seniors.
THE key group of voters this election will be independents. Republicans and Democrats show near unanimous support for candidates of their own party, while independents are spilt with 42% leaning Republican and 35% leaning Democrat.
A few other notable numbers from the survey:
- Men are more likely to favor Republicans than women (49% to 39%)
- Just over half (51%) of white voters favor Republicans, while an overwhelming number of blacks (84%) support Democrats. Hispanics favor Democrats by a 2-1 margin (60% to 30%).
- 44% of voters say they have given “quite a lot” of thought to November’s election.
- The enthusiasm gap between Republicans and Democrats persists. 77% of Republicans say they are certain to vote in November, while only 69% of Democrats say that.