Barreling down on the mid-term elections, a new poll says the GOP's lead is the "largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress." Read it and weep:

  • Gallup

Also of note, the much discussed "enthusiasm gap," which shows Republicans are much more excited about the election and, in turn, much more likely to vote:

  • Gallup

The last Gallup weekly generic ballot average before Labor Day underscores the fast-evolving conventional wisdom that the GOP is poised to make significant gains in this fall's midterm congressional elections. Gallup's generic ballot has historically proven an excellent predictor of the national vote for Congress, and the national vote in turn is an excellent predictor of House seats won and lost. Republicans' presumed turnout advantage, combined with their current 10-point registered-voter lead, suggests the potential for a major "wave" election in which the Republicans gain a large number of seats from the Democrats and in the process take back control of the House.

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