Poll: Democrats have a double-digit lead on the generic congressional ballot

Poll: Democrats have a double-digit lead on the generic congressional ballot

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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.

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