WASHINGTON – Democrats have a 10-point lead over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The Economist/YouGov survey found that 48% of the respondents said they would vote for the Democratic candidate if the election were held that day and 38% said they would vote for the Republican candidate. Meanwhile, 10% said they are not sure which party they would support, 2% said they do not intend to vote, and 1% said they would support a third-party candidate.
The sampling included 1,500 respondents and was carried out Aug. 10-13. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
A HarrisX poll released on Wednesday showed Democrats with a six-point lead over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot.
That survey included 3,011 registered voters and was carried out on the same dates as the YouGov survey. It did not list a margin of error.
Less than 15 months remain before the 2020 congressional elections.
At present Democrats control the House of Representatives, 235-198.
Republicans control the Senate, 53-47.
The surveys focused on voter attitudes toward candidates for the House.