Gallup: GOP back up by five points in generic ballot poll 

In a nine point swing, Republicans find themselves running five points ahead of Democrats in this week’s generic ballot question at Gallup:

While the five-percentage-point edge for Republicans is not statistically significant, it represents a return to the prevailing 2010 pattern, seen since mid-March, whereby Republicans were tied or held a slight advantage over Democrats in most Gallup Daily tracking weekly averages. If sustained through Election Day, this competitive positioning for the Republicans among registered voters would point to major seat gains for that party in November given the usual Republican advantage in turnout.

Prior to this week, there was some question about whether the Republicans had lost some mojo — after months of leading or polling even with Democrats, Republicans suddenly found themselves down six points and four points in each of the last two weeks.

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