POLL: Democrats hold only 0.3 advantage on generic Congressional Ballot

A new Poll from The McLaughlin & Associates/Dick Morris found that the Democrats continue to lose the edge they held in the generic Congressional ballot.


Asked which generic candidate they would support for Congress, voters gave Democrats only a 0.3 percent advantage, 43.8 percent, compared to 43.5 for Republicans, which is within the poll’s margin of error.

The McLaughlin & Associates/Dick Morris poll is 5 points better for Republicans than the current Real Clear Politics Average of Polls, which gives the Democrats a 5.5 percent advantage in the generic Congressional ballot.

Although this is only one poll it is an important development. Election experts have claimed that the Democrats would need a 5 point lead in the generic Congressional ballot to have a chance in taking back majorities in the House and Senate.

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