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Gallup: Momentum shifting in generic ballot?

For the second time in three weeks the Gallup survey of voter preferences on a generic congressional ballot has Democrats and Republicans essentially in a dead heat.

The most recent numbers, released on Monday, have Democrats with a narrow 46 percent-to-45 percent lead over Republicans. The report from Gallup notes a continued significant advantage for Republicans in terms of the enthusiasm of their voting base – with 47 percent of GOP-leaning voters calling themselves enthusiastic, and just 28 percent of Democrats self-identifying as enthusiastic.

Republicans held a 10-point lead in a Gallup generic congressional ballot survey in August and a five-point lead earlier this month.

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