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GOP leads Democrats in generic 2022 congressional ballot

According to a recent poll by Mclaughlin & Associates, general election voters likely favor Republicans over Democrats in a generic congressional ballot before next year.

Forty-eight percent of probable general election voters said they voted for a Republican on the generic ballot. This is compared to 44% of those polled who would vote for a Democrat. There were also eight percent who were undecided.

The poll also found that 40 percent of likely independent voters in the general election would vote Republican, while only 36 percent said they were Democrats. Twenty-four percent of independents said they were undecided.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was also very unpopular with respondents. Fifty-eight percent of those polled said they found Pelosi unfavorable, while only 34 percent found her favorable. Fifty percent said they found it very unfavorable.

Broken down by party, 91% of Republicans were against Pelosi, while 66% of Democrats were in favor of Pelosi. However, when independents were asked, only 28% said they found it favorable, while a majority (64%) found it unfavorable.

The Mclaughlin & Associates poll was conducted Nov. 11-16, polling 1,000 likely general election voters. No margin of error was given. However, 36% of those polled were Republican, 36% Democrats, and 27% independent or others.

At the time, Democrats were struggling to find candidates to run, in addition to having many members announced that they would be leaving the House after their current term. There were 17 Democrats to announce that they were leaving the House, either by retiring or running for another office such as the Senate, or for a position at the local or state level.

While there would be more Democrats with big announcements in the months to come, longtime Vermont Democratic Representative Peter Welch was the latest to announce he is running for the Senate in hopes of replacing outgoing Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who has announced he is not running for re-election.

Democrats also face tough redistribution battles in some states. Politics pointed out in September that House Democrats had spent their last two elections (2018 and 2020) bragging about toppling MPs in red districts that have become competitive instead of preparing for the future. “Now the Republicans are on the verge of removing many of these targets from the battlefield altogether,” Politics noted.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow it on Twitter.

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