Charlie Cook: This is one of the most dramatic shifts in a generic congressional ballot I’ve ever seen « Hot Air: "Their latest advantage was not built on anything the GOP did, but on the failed Obamacare launch. Americans forgive and forget easily. However unlikely the scenario, should there be no more issues with the website and no more people losing the plans they were promised they could keep, the initial negative effect of the bad launch could wane.
On the other hand if there is another government shutdown (just as unlikely) the Republican numbers will crash.
Then there is the economy, the 3.6% growth rate in the GDP, and the 7% unemployment rate, both announced this week could be the start of the long-awaited economic recovery. Although an improving economy will produce a slower polling turn around than what we have seen as a result of each party’s blunder.
The most important thing these numbers reflect is that 2014 is a very winnable election for the Republican Party, but then again so was 2012."
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