Republicans are winning eight out of 10 competitive open House seats surveyed in The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll.

The Oct. 2-7 poll, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland, examined the 10 open races in which Republicans hold two of the districts and Democrats control all the others. Six contests fell within the poll’s margin of error. District by district breakdowns are available

Voters also indicated they think a viable third party would be good for American politics.

This is the second batch of results from 42 districts The Hill is polling over a four-week period. The first week examined 12 endangered freshman lawmakers. Next week will focus on two-term incumbents, and finally, in the week before the election, the polls will take place in districts of long-term incumbents thought to be in trouble.

Of the 22 races polled so far, likely voters put Republicans ahead in 19, with Democrats ahead in just two, and one tied.