Republicans Gain Momentum For Midterms
The midterms are now looking even better for Republicans.
A new Rasmussen poll found that Republicans currently hold an 8-point lead in the generic congressional ballot.
The 2022 midterm elections are now 158 days away, and Republicans have an eight-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 40% would vote for the Democrat. Just four percent (4%) would vote for some other candidate, but another eight percent (8%) are not sure.
Democrats only had a four-point lead at this time in June 2018.
Rasmussen noted that in June 2018, before the Democrats took the House for the first time in eight years, they only had a four-point advantage on the generic congressional ballot. Additionally, June 2018 was slightly up from May 2018, when the Democrats only had a one-point advantage on the generic congressional ballot.
Plus, as the 2018 November midterm election neared, the margins between the Democrats and Republicans came extremely close — Republicans had 46 percent to 45 percent for Democrats.
However, in this poll, the Republican party has a heavy advantage (15 points) with independents over the Democrats. With the voters not affiliated with either major party, 43 percent said they would vote for the GOP candidate, while only 28 percent said they would vote for the Democrat candidate.