October 23, 2021

New poll shows Republicans leading Democrats in midterms

Forty-seven percent of registered voters said they would prefer Republicans gain control of the House over 44 percent of Democrats, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

“Americans were asked, if the election were held today, would they rather see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives. Forty-six percent say they would rather see the Republican Party win control, while 43 percent say the Democratic Party, with 11 percent not offering an opinion. In September, 42 percent said the Republican Party, 45 percent said the Democratic Party, and 14 percent did not offer an opinion,” the poll said in its news release.

“Among registered voters, 47 percent say they would rather see the Republican Party win control, while 44 percent say the Democratic Party, with 9 percent not offering an opinion. In September, 43 percent of registered voters said the Republican Party, 47 percent said the Democratic Party, and 11 percent did not offer an opinion,” it added.

“Though the numbers are not overwhelming, they signal a potentially ominous trend for Democrats as a plurality of voters recommend tossing out the party that controls the House,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said in the report.

In addition to choosing Republicans over Democrats to control the House in the midterms, both parties received negative job approval ratings in the poll.

“Democrats in Congress saw a 7-percentage point drop in their approval number since September, when Americans gave them a negative 37 – 53 percent rating, while Republicans in Congress saw a 5-percentage point increase in their approval number from September, when Americans gave them a negative 23 – 65 percent rating,” the poll revealed.

Republicans appear to have the advantage in the midterms, but neither party is making Americans happy, according to the latest poll.

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