GOP Has Biggest Lead In 25 Years

( In the CNN poll released last Friday, Republicans lead Democrats in the generic congressional ballot by a staggering 7-point lead, a GOP lead not seen in CNN polling in nearly twelve years.

Just how bad is it for Democrats heading into November that even CNN is showing such a wide lead for Republicans?

The last time Republicans did that well in a CNN generic congressional ballot was in September 2010, just two months before the Tea Party midterm blowout. At that time, CNN had Republicans 7-points over Democrats, 52 percent to 45 percent.

Last Friday’s poll had Republicans leading Democrats 49 percent to 42 percent.

Just two days earlier, CNN’s generic congressional poll gave Republicans only a one-point advantage over Democrats, 45 percent to 44 percent.

What on earth happened in just two days?

The earlier CNN poll from last Wednesday was conducted between April 28 and May 1, before Politico published the leaked draft from Justice Samuel Alito.

Friday’s poll was conducted from May 3-5, after the Supreme Court leak set off a firestorm of media coverage about Roe v. Wade.

Interesting, isn’t it?

CNN’s Friday poll also asked whether voters are more enthusiastic about voting in light of the Supreme Court leak.

While enthusiasm among Democrats increased by 7 points to 43 percent, among Republicans, those saying they are extremely or very enthusiastic jumped 9 points to 56 percent.

What’s more, the percentage of respondents who said they were happy about the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned was higher than the percentage who said they were angry, with 38 percent of enthusiastic voters saying they were happy and only 20 percent saying they were angry.