GOP Has Biggest Lead In 25 Years

( )- According to a report, the leak of a Supreme Court judgment draft overturning Roe v. Wade was designed to rally Democrats in the run-up to the midterm elections. The spontaneous demonstrations that erupted after Politico published the editorial seemed to back this up.

But those are just “fringe activists.” According to a recent survey, the Republicans have gained the most from the leak.

According to the CNN/SSRS poll conducted between May 3rd and 5th, Republicans had a 7% advantage over Democrats on the generic ballot days after the judgment was leaked.

Despite CNN’s claim that Americans remain strongly opposed to repealing the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion statewide, Democrats did not gain ground in the survey. According to the latest poll, Democrats say they are extremely or very enthusiastic, which is up seven percentage points. Fifty-six percent among Republicans, which is up 9 points. And those who believe overturning Roe would make them “happy” (38 percent) are nearly twice as enthused about voting this fall as those who think such a decision would make them “angry” (20 percent)

The CNN report includes findings from generic-ballot polls dating back to 1997. The GOP’s 7 percent advantage in the most recent poll is tied for the party’s most significant margin in a quarter-century.

CNN noted that the economy is the subject most likely to drive voters this fall. Forty-six percent of the respondents feel the Republican Party’s beliefs are better aligned with their own than 31 percent for the Democratic Party.

According to reports, after Politico released a leaked draft judgment from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, there should not have been any benefit to Republicans from it. Experts feel the most plausible explanation for the leak is that it originated from a clerk working for a liberal justice. True or not, it remains to be seen.

The poll notes that the survey has a 4.5 percent margin of error, but given that the margin of error in a CNN survey would surely favor Democrats, the argument appears to be clear: The leak backfired.