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McLaughlin Poll: GOP Generic at Minus 3

McLaughlin Poll: GOP Generic at Minus 3
(Danny Lawson/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:14 PM

Democrats have a slight edge over Republicans in a generic ballot for U.S. Congress, according to the latest poll from McLaughlin & Associates.

Highlights from the survey of 1,000 likely voters nationwide:

  • 45 percent said they likely would vote for a Democrat for Congress.
  • Of that 45 percent total, 29 percent said they would definitely vote Democratic; 10 percent said they probably would, and 6 percent said they were leaning toward a Democrat.
  • 42 percent said they would vote Republican.
  • Of the percent total, 22 percent said they would definitely vote Republican, 12 percent said they probably would, and 9 percent were leaning GOP.
  • 13 percent were undecided.
  • The results are a bit tighter than a similar poll taken in December, which gave Democrats a 46 percent to 40 percent edge.
  • 47 percent said the economy should be the top priority for President Donald Trump and Congress.
  • 36 percent said security should be top priority.
  • 54 percent said the U.S. was headed in the wrong direction.
  • 40 percent said the country was headed in the right direction.
  • 47 percent said they want President Trump and Congress to change direction and move away from the policies of former President Obama.
  • 44 percent said they favor continuing Obama's policies.

The telephone poll was conducted Feb. 5 through Feb. 9. It has a 3.1 percent margin of error.

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