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Tags: 2018 Midterm Elections | Polls | generic ballot | house | majority | liberal bias polls

CNN Poll: Democrats Hold 13-Point Lead in Generic Ballot

an early voter drops a ballot in the ballot box before the midterm elections
(Rick Bowmer/AP)

By    |   Monday, 05 November 2018 09:46 PM

Most people would vote for Democrats over Republicans on a generic congressional ballot, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS and released on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections.

The results: 55 percent of likely voters who took the poll said they would choose Democratic candidates in their districts, while 42 percent said they would vote for Republicans.

Additionally:

  • 62 percent of women said they would for Democrats compared to 35 percent for Republicans.
  • 49 percent of men said they would Republican compared to 48 percent for Democrats.
  • 42 percent say their vote will be to express opposition to President Donald Trump, while 28 percent said it will be to support him.
  • 88 of black voters and 66 percent of Latino voters favor Democrats.
  • The president's approval rating stands at 39 percent overall, with 55 percent disapproving, which is slightly worse than in early October.
  • 52 percent of voters say they strongly disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job, compared with 35 percent who say they strongly approve his work.

The CNN poll was conducted Nov. 1-3, among 1,151 likely voters with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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On a generic congressional ballot from the latest CNN Poll conducted by SSRS and released on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, most people would vote for Democrats over Republicans.
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