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Poll: Dems Lead by 15 Points in Generic Ballot

Poll: Dems Lead by 15 Points in Generic Ballot
(AP)

By    |   Thursday, 01 March 2018 02:01 PM

Forty-seven percent of voters favor Democrats in a generic House ballot, compared to 32 percent who back Republicans, a new poll by Suffolk University and USA Today reveals.

Here is how the survey breaks down:

  • 48 percent viewed the Democrats unfavorably, compared to 37 percent who had a favorable opinion.
  • 60 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Republicans, while 27 percent had a favorable view.
  • 12 percent said "gun control/Second Amendment" was the top issue, 9 percent listed "jobs/economy" and 6 percent said it was "school safety."

"Change may be in the wind for Congress, with voters indicating a general turning-away from the Republican Party," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston.

"We also are seeing a change in the issues voters care most about. This poll shows gun violence as a major concern, whereas in the past we would generally see the economy and terrorism as the issues voters cared most about. However, it remains to be seen whether issues or candidates' personalities will guide voters on Election Day."

The poll, conducted Feb. 20-24, surveyed 1,000 voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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A new poll by Suffolk University and USA Today reveals 47 percent of voters favor Democrats in a generic House ballot, compared to 32 percent who back Republicans.
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