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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 01:54 PM

DEMOCRAT LEAD SHRINKS IN LATEST POLL (YET ANOTHER ONE)

Democrats continue to lead Republicans on the latest Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, but for the second week in a row, that lead has tightened.

The latest telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

For two weeks in May, the parties were neck and neck on the Generic Ballot, but the Democrats regained their lead in early June and have maintained it since then. In early July, Democrats led by eight, their largest lead since January.

Rasmussen Reports is updating the Generic Congressional Ballot findings weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. Eastern until the midterm elections in November.

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Reply DEMOCRAT LEAD SHRINKS IN LATEST POLL (YET ANOTHER ONE) (Original post)
rh24 Aug 9 OP
Gunslinger201 Aug 9 #1
Ruby Aug 9 #2
Valishin Aug 9 #3
Ruby Aug 9 #4
AmandaCMatthews Aug 9 #5

Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 02:07 PM

1. Always ahead when the Candidate is Mr. Generic

Now put a name out there

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 03:17 PM

2. These are the most meaningless of all polls.

I don’t understand why reputable pollsters do them. National polls on local races don’t mean squat. That’s especially true with generic choices. Meh.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 04:16 PM

3. In their defense

I think the right leaning posters do it as a means to poke fun at the left leaners who earlier in the year were touting poll numbers as not only meaningful but some sort of early victory.

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Response to Valishin (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 05:07 PM

4. I might buy that if this were a new phenomenon....

But pollsters right and left have doing this national generic ballot thing as long as I can remember. I think they do this stuff just to keep themselves in the news.

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Response to rh24 (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:27 PM

5. Sooooo, no one learned a lesson from the

last election? Forget the polls and go vote. The only thing that matters is the counting of the ballots.

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