CNN poll shows huge gains for Democrats

Published: Monday October 9, 2006

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A new poll just revealed by CNN indicates that Republicans will have an uphill battle ahead of them in the 29 days before the midterm elections.

With 52% saying they believe there was a deliberate cover-up of the Foley affair and an equal number reporting they believe Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) should resign, more Democrats are indicating that they are enthusiastic about voting than Republicans.

Most astonishing, however, is that while 58% of Democrats consider themselves likely to vote, just 44% of Republicans see themselves heading to the polls this November.

In all, the news agency is reporting that the Democratic lead among likely voters has nearly doubled going from 11 to 21 points in the last week.