Democrats take another dive on their generic polls. Looks like that ‘blue wave’ is crashing!
Dems have seen consistent shrinkage over the past few months and this latest report shows that they’re still losing support.
Over the past week, the Democrats’ lead on the generic November midterm ballot has sunk an additional point, leaving the two parties in a “dead heat” among likely voters.
After opening a huge lead in early 2018, just before the Republican tax cuts took full effect, Democrats are now leading Republicans by a mere 3.9 points, well within any poll’s margin of error. That’s down from an average lead of 6 points earlier in the summer.
As Reported By The Hill:
“The lead held by Democrats over Republicans on generic ballot polls ahead of the 2018 midterm elections is beginning to slip, a new CNN poll suggests.
Overall, 31 percent of respondents in a poll released Wednesday told CNN that they believe the country would be better off with Democrats in control of Congress, while 30 percent said Republicans should hold the reins. However, the largest proportion of respondents, at 34 percent, said it makes no difference to them who is in charge.
Among registered voters asked whether they would vote Democratic or Republican in their congressional district if the elections were held today, Democrats had a three-point advantage, at 44 percent to 41 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error.
Democrats have seen a steady decline in their advantage over Republicans in recent months, according to CNN polling, falling from a 16-point advantage in February to a 6-point one in March, to just a 3-point lead this week, roughly six months away from the midterm elections.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll similarly found last month that Democrats’ lead over Republicans among registered voters was only 4 points, at 47 percent to 43 percent, down from a 12-point lead the poll found Democrats held in January. “