Almost half — 47% — of likely voters say they would cast their ballots for the Republican congressional candidate if the elections were today, compared to 43% who would vote for a Democrat, a new Rasmussen Reports poll revealed.
The numbers mark an increase for the GOP over last week's generic ballot poll, where Republicans were ahead 45% to 44%.
Poll results, released Friday:
- 88% of Republicans say they would vote for their own party's congressional candidate.
- 83% of Democrats would vote for the Democratic Party's nominee.
- 41% of independents would vote for the Republican; 37% would vote for the Democrat.
The poll, conducted Oct. 2-6, surveyed 2,500 likely voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.
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