In just 3 months the Democrats have fallen 8 points on the congressional generic ballot.
According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, what was a +12 point lead for Democrats in the congressional generic ballot is down to just a four point lead.
When asked three months ago if they would vote for a Republican or Democrat if the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were held today, by a margin of 51 percent to 39 percent, voters chose Democrats.
Back in November, Democrats enjoyed a +10 point lead.
Today, though, the margin is just four points, or 47 percent to 43 percent.
Of those certain to vote, the margin is 49 percent to 44 percent, or a five point advantage for Democrats.
Pollsters explained the minus-eight-point slide towards the GOP as a “sign of waning engagement; consolidation among Republicans of their base; and better results for the GOP among less-educated Americans generally, and non-college-educated white women in particular.”
The polling sample also favors Democrats by seven points. Those polled breaks down to 32 percent Democrat, 25 percent Republican, 35 percent Independent.
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