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Democrats Lead GOP By Double Digit On Generic Midterms Ballot In New Poll

According to a new poll from Marist, Democrats hold an 11-point lead over Republicans on a generic House ballot, a sign that an impending blue wave is about to sweep through Capitol Hill.

Registered voters favor Democrats over Republicans, 49 percent to 38 percent, according to the generic ballot question, with 5 percent supporting neither party and 8 percent undecided, the survey shows.

Support for Democrats has jumped since last month, as the previous Marist poll showed Democrats with a 6-point edge over Republicans, 46 to 40 percent.

Republicans have seen some good news in polling since December, with some surveys showing them narrowing the gap on the generic ballot question and growing support for the tax-cut bill passed on GOP votes in December.

But the new Marist poll suggests the party remains at a disadvantage headed into the midterm elections this fall as the tax bill is being blamed for the market volatility, putting the economy at risk.

Democrats believe President Trump will be a drag on the GOP and that his low approval ratings will sink GOP congressional candidates in the fall.

The survey found Democrats are getting increased support from independents, with 43 percent of independent voters in favor of Democratic candidates and 32 percent backing Republicans. Last month, 36 percent supported Democrats and 38 percent went for Republicans.

Democrats need to win a net 24 congressional seats to regain control of the House.


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