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Gallup: Dem Party Affiliation Advantage Vanishes

12:39 PM, Apr 23, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Just a year ago, Gallup reported 52% of Americans identified as Democrats or leaned Democratic, while 39% identified Republicans or leaned Republican. That 13-point edge has now vanished, as 46% of Americans side with the Democrats and 45% side with the GOP.

That's the closest party affiliation has been since George W. Bush kicked off his second term:

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