WASHINGTON – Democrats have a 10-point lead over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 45% of the respondents said they would vote for the Democratic candidate if the election were held today, and 35% said they would vote for the Republican candidate. Meanwhile, 17% said they are not sure which party they would support and 3% said they do not intend to vote.
The poll found that 42% of males said they would vote for the Democratic candidate and 39% said they would vote for the Republican candidate.
Meanwhile, 47% percent of females said they would for the Democratic candidate and 32% said they would vote for the Republican candidate.
The survey included 1,472 registered voters and was carried out Saturday-Monday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Less than a year-and-a-half remains before the 2020 congressional elections.
At present Democrats control the House of Representatives, 235-198.
Republicans control the Senate, 53-47.
The survey focused on voter attitudes toward candidates for the House.