Rich Galen

BUT … among the highly coveted independents who are most likely to vote on November 2

"49 percent said they will support a GOP candidate, compared with 36 percent who are likely to vote Democratic."

For those, like me, who are arithmetically challenged, that is a 17 point advantage to Republicans among independents.'s Jeanne Cummings, who is as good a political analyst as there is among the DC press corps, led her story about the poll this way: "In an ominous sign for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, independent voters now favor Republicans by nearly the same margins that they went for Obama in 2008 and for his party in the 2006 midterms."

In spite of the Popular Press looking for any scrap of data that will support their fondest hopes that this will all turn out to be a bad dream and on November 3 the sun will rise over a Capital City still firmly in control of the Democrats, the evidence just keeps getting more and more difficult to ignore.

If this poll had shown some slippage in support for the GOP in the mid-term elections, it would have led every newscast and been front page headlines across this great land of ours.

Republican House leader John Boehner (R-Oh) has come up with a good, solid document.

Any Republican running for Congress should challenge his or her opponent to run one joint ad for the rest of the campaign: The Republican saying I'm for the "Agenda for America," the Democrat saying "I'm for the status quo."

See you on November 2.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at