The 2022 Midterm elections are coming up in November with Republicans long predicted to make significant gains.
However, they have lost about 20% of their large lead over Democrats.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports.
Republicans currently have an eight point lead over Democrats with 47% of likely voters saying they would vote for the Republican candidate and 39% saying they would prefer the Democrat.
Five percent (5%) said they would vote for someone else if the election were held now, and 9% said they are not sure.
In March, Republicans had a larger advantage: 50%-39%.
If Republicans win enough seats, they will take back control of Congress, which is currently held by Democrats. That's because Democrats have a majority of seats in the House. The Senate is tied but the Vice President is considered the tie-breaker and since that office is held by a Democrat, the Senate is currently considered a Democrat majority.
Whichever party "controls" the House or the Senate dictates the many important rules and terms including holding the chairmanships of committees that hold hearings and generate bills that become laws. The committee chairmen can convene hearings on certain topics and avoid or ban others.