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Poll: Dems Lead by 4 Points in Generic Ballot

Poll: Dems Lead by 4 Points in Generic Ballot
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By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 01:13 PM EDT

Democrats have maintained a slight lead in this week's Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot released on Wednesday.

Forty-five percent of likely U.S. voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today, while 41 percent prefer the Republican candidate.

Four percent would pick some other candidate and nine percent are undecided on their choice.

Two weeks ago the Democrats regained their lead over the Republicans after the Democrats had held the advantage for most of the year. Since retaking the lead, Democrats have maintained the same four percentage point advantage.

The GOP currently has a 47-seat majority in the House, so Democrats would need to take away 24 Republican seats to gain control. However, that is made more difficult because all but about 50 of the 435 seats being contested are virtual shoo-ins for the party that now holds them.

In the Senate, the GOP currently holds a slim 51-seat majority. This November there are 32 seats are up for grabs, but 23 of them are now held by Democrats.

This means that Democrats have an uphill climb to capture control of the Senate, because to do so they need to hold all 23 of their seats being contested and pick up two of the Republican ones.

The survey of 2,500 likely voters was conducted on June 10-14. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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Democrats have maintained a slight lead in this week's Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot released on Wednesday.
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