After Gallup announced last week that the Republican Party has taken its largest lead ever in generic-ballot polling, ABC and The Washington Post concur this morning with their own numbers:

Two months before the 2010 midterm elections, likely voters now favor the Republican over the Democratic candidate in their congressional district by 53-40 percent, the widest GOP margin on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls since 1981.

Read the full story at ABC News.