According to a new Rasmussen poll, Republicans’ lead in a generic ballot has shrunk to three points, which is two points lower than the previous week and seven points lower than the week before that.
Breitbart News reports:
While the Republicans look to retake control of Congress in the 2022 midterm elections — which are only 95 days away — after being in the minority for roughly four years, the most recent Rasmussen Reports survey showed that 46 percent of likely U.S. voters would elect a Republican, compared to the 43 percent who said they would vote for a Democrat.
Thus the Republicans only have a three-point lead, which is two points less than than last week and seven points less than two weeks ago, when they were up by ten points. Five percent said they would vote for another candidate, and the other nine percent said they were unsure.
The Republicans’ three-point lead shows that the party has lost what was a growing momentum in the polls. However, while there are fewer than four months left until the election, there is still time for the generic ballot to move either way before November. But the Republicans have so far led the generic ballot all year.
Rasmussen has noted that in August 2018 — before the Democrats took the House for the first time in eight years — they had a six-point advantage on the generic congressional ballot. But, as the 2018 November midterm election neared, the margins between the Democrats and Republicans became extremely close — Republicans had 46 percent, to 45 percent for Democrats.