A full 47% of likely voters would cast their ballots for a Republican candidate if the elections for Congress were held today, while 39% would vote for a Democrat, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.
That’s 3 points less than the 50% who said they would vote for the Republican candidate in March. That poll also showed 39% would vote for the Democrat. The latest poll shows an 8-point advantage for a Republican candidate over a Democrat, compared to the 11-point gap in March.
Here are how the rest of the results, released Friday, break down:
- 88% of Republicans say they would vote for their own party’s congressional candidate.
- 78% of Democrats say they would cast their ballots for their party’s candidate for Congress.
- 40% of independents say they would vote for the Republican candidate, compared to 28% who say they would voter for a Democrat.
- 45% of those voters under 40 would cast their ballots for the Democrat, while 34% say they would vote Republican.
- 52% of voters ages 40-64 say they would vote Republican.
- 55% of those 65 and older say they would cast their ballots for the Republican candidate.
The survey, conducted March 13-17, polled 2,500 likely voters The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
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