Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

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Movin' on Up?

Last week, Gallup raised a few eyebrows -- mine included -- when its tracking poll showed Democrats with a six-point advantage on the generic ballot. The generic ballot doesn't tell us much about the outcome of individual races, but it gives you a sense of the national mood. For most of the year, Democrats were either tied or trailing Republicans on the generic ballot, and it was something of a shock to see Democrats with a sudden six-point advantage. This week's tracking poll still shows Democrats with advantage, but at four points, it's more in line with previous trends:

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