Republicans continue to lead Democrats and gain ground on the generic Congressional ballot in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, after a slight dip last week following a recent school shooting in Texas and the battle for gun rights.
As Republicans seek to regain control of Congress in the 2022 midterm elections in just 158 days, Rasmussen Reports’ latest survey showed the GOP widened the lead by two points after a slight dip. three points from last week.
Republicans widened the party’s lead to an eight-point difference. Forty-eight percent said they would vote for the generic Republican candidate, while only 40% said the generic Democratic candidate if the election were held “today.”
The poll found just 4% would choose a different candidate, while a further 8% said they were unsure.
Republicans are up two points from last week when the survey showed the GOP had a 47% to 41% lead, which Rasmussen Reports said was the closest the two parties have come all along. year. Rasmussen Reports updates its generic congressional ballot every Friday.
Last week’s slight drop for Republicans came the same week a shooting occurred at an elementary school in Texas, where Border Patrol agents responded to arrest the shooter. Since then, leftist organizations and lawmakers have attempted to impose the issue of gun control on the American people.
Additionally, as the November 2018 midterm elections approached, the margins between Democrats and Republicans narrowed – Republicans had 46% to 45% for Democrats.
However, in this poll, the Republican Party has a heavy advantage (15 points) with the independents over the Democrats. With voters unaffiliated with either major party, 43% said they would vote for the GOP nominee, while only 28% said they would vote for the Democratic nominee.
Additionally, 27% of black voters and 43% of other minority groups said they would vote for the Republican candidate if the election were held “today.”
The Rasmussen Reports survey was conducted from May 29 to June 2 and interviewed 2,500 likely American voters. The survey saw a margin of error of plus or minus two percent and a confidence level of 95 percent.
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