(POLL) Repubs maintain 5 point lead in ‘Generic Congressional Ballot’

The Midterm elections are now just a little over two months away and Republicans are still holding a five-point lead, in their bid to recapture control of Congress.

That’s according to Rasmussen Reports.

The survey finds that if the elections for Congress were held today, 47% of likely U.S. voters said they would vote for the Republican candidate, while 42% said they would vote for the Democrat.

Just four percent (4%) said they would vote for some other candidate, and another eight percent (8%) are unsure.

The GOP lead is unchanged from last week, when the party led 46%-41%. 

Republicans have led the Generic Congressional Ballot all year, although their lead has narrowed since mid-July.

The Republican lead is mainly due to the 10-point advantage they have among independent voters.

Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republican voters say they would vote for their own party’s congressional candidate, while 80% of Democrats would vote for the Democratic candidate.

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 42% said they would vote Republican and 32% said they would vote Democrat, while 9% said they would vote for some other candidate, and 17% are undecided.

The latest findings showed the so-called “gender gap” widening this week, with men (52%) now 10 points more likely than women voters (42%) to prefer Republican candidates. The gap was eight points last week.

Rasmussen Reports is updating its Generic Congressional Ballot findings weekly on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Eastern until the midterm elections in November.

To see survey question wording, click here.

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3 thoughts on “(POLL) Repubs maintain 5 point lead in ‘Generic Congressional Ballot’”

  1. Rasmussen Lies.

    They are trying to rally the Dems and warn them they better check to make sure the Veterans of the War of 1812 are registered.

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