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Rasmussen: Dems Advantage in Generic Ballot Widens Slightly

Rasmussen: Dems Advantage in Generic Ballot Widens Slightly
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By    |   Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:16 PM

Democrats increased their lead slightly in the generic Congressional poll released by Rasmussen Reports on Wednesday.

Forty-six percent of likely voters would choose the Democratic candidate if elections for Congress were held today, while 40 percent would pick a Republican, four percent someone else and 10 percent are undecided.

In Rasmussen's previous poll on the subject last month, 45 percent preferred the Democratic candidate, while 40 percent wanted a Republican.

Republicans currently have a 47-seat majority in the House, so Democrats would need to take away 24 GOP seats to gain control. However, all but some 50 of the seats are virtually guaranteed for the party that now holds them.

In other details from the survey:

  • Among those unaffiliated with either party, 35 percent would choose a Democrat, 33 percent a Republican and 32 percent prefer either a candidate from another part or are undecided.
  • Among women, 50 percent prefer a Democratic candidate, while 36 percent would choose a Republican. A GOP candidate wins out among men by a margin of 44 percent to 41 percent.
  • Voters under the age of 40 prefer Democrats by a margin of 51 percent to 33 percent, while those over 65 choose a Republican candidate by a gap of 49 percent to 42 percent.
  • Whites choose a GOP candidate 46 percent to 40 percent, while blacks prefer a Democrat 67 percent to 17 percent and others want Democrats by a 54 percent to 31 percent clip.

The survey of 2,500 likely voters was conducted on May 6-10. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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