To understand how important – and unusual – this is, read Rasmussen‘s opening paragraph:
For just the second time in more than five years of daily or weekly tracking, Republicans now lead Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.
The first time was a six weeks ago, when the GOP held a 41-39 lead. The current lead, at 41-38, is the best Republican showing in a Rasmussen poll since 2004.
The underlying dynamics show serious dissatisfaction with the Democrats more than any pro-Republican surge. While the Republicans obviously can’t be happy with that lack of control, today’s events will likely reinforce the very instincts that have put the Democrats behind the GOP in this poll.