Politics

POLL: Republicans Overtake Democrats Heading Into Midterms

Republicans overtook Democrats on a generic congressional ballot for the first time since April 2017, a new Politico-Morning Consult poll finds.

The poll found 39 percent of voters preferring a Republican candidate to 38 percent of voters preferring the Democratic candidate. Uncertainty is high, however, with 23 percent of voters still undecided as to who they will support. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

The Morning Consult-Politico poll also found that Trump’s approval rating is 47 percent overall.

The shock poll follows a warning from Democratic SuperPAC Priorities USA that Democratic focus on day to day news involving the Trump administration is winnowing advantages in the polls.

“In the last few weeks, Democrats turned their attention to other issues while Trump has continued to promote his economic policies, and Trump’s numbers have incrementally improved as a result,” the group said in a stark warning.

Both RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight polling averages observe a nearly four-to-five-percent increase in approval rating for the president from a nadir of 37 percent to approximately $41.

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