POLL: GOP takes one point lead in generic congressional ballot

    A new Politico/Morning Consult Poll gave Republicans some extremely promising news.


    Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance.

    Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided

    This is great news for Donald Trump and the Republicans. The Democrats are betting on a Blue Wave in 2018 and this shows that Trump’s Tax Reform plan has been loved by the American People.

    The GOP’s 1-point advantage comes after three months of tracking in which Democrats maintained a lead ranging between 2 and 10 points on the generic ballot. That has been generally smaller than the party’s lead in other public surveys: The most recent RealClearPolitics average shows Democrats ahead by 7 points on the generic ballot, though that’s down from a high of 13 points late last year.

    The new year has also produced a Trump polling bump. In the new poll, 47 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while the same percentage disapprove.
    This 1 point lead is only going to grow. The entirety of the Tax Reform package hasn’t even set in yet and job creation has also just begun. The Republicans have faced some tough losses in Special Elections as of late but that will just be a bump in the road if they ride the momentum they created into 2018’s congressional elections.


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