Republicans Lead Generic Ballots Ahead Of Elections

( )- Friday’s Rasmussen survey for the generic congressional vote had Republicans leading Democrats by five points.

Rasmussen found that 46 percent of likely voters would vote Republican in November’s midterms compared to 41 percent who said they would vote Democrat.

According to Scott Rasmussen, during the same period in 2018, Democrats had a four-point advantage in the generic congressional ballot. Democrats went on to retake the House for the first time in 8 years.

In Friday’s survey, Republicans had a 14-point advantage among Independents in the generic congressional ballot, with 42 percent of Independents saying they would vote Republican and only 28 percent saying they would vote Democrat.

Broken down along racial lines, Republicans had the support of 52 percent of whites, 21 percent of blacks, and 44 percent of other minorities. Democrats meanwhile had the support of 37 percent of whites, 62 percent of blacks, and 40 percent of other minorities.

The Fox News, Quinnipiac, and YouGov polls on the generic congressional vote showed similar results as Rasmussen’s.

In the Fox News poll, voters preferred Republicans by 3 points, 47 percent to the Democrat Party’s 44 percent.

The YouGov poll showed a 4-point advantage for Republicans, 46 percent to the Democrats’ 42 percent. This is a 2-point bump for Republicans from YouGov’s previous generic congressional vote on June 8.

The Quinnipiac poll also released on June 8 had Republicans over Democrats by 5 points, 46 percent to 41 percent.

Meanwhile, the Democrats are hoping the January 6 select committee hearings will be enough to sway voters away from the Republicans heading into the midterms.

The problem is, this doesn’t seem to be working out the way the Democrats expected.

A new ABC News/Ipsos poll found that less than ten percent of respondents are following the Jan 6 show trial “very closely.”

In total, only 34 percent of Americans are following the hearings and of those, only 9 percent are following “very closely.”