Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 39%
Monday, December 23, 2013
Republicans have taken a three-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending December 22.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 39% would choose the Democrat instead. The previous week, the two parties ran dead even with 40% support each.
After running neck-and-neck for several months, Democrats jumped out to a seven-point lead the second week of October as the battle over the government shutdown escalated. However, as problems surrounding the rollout of the new national health care law mounted, the Democrats’ lead vanished.
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The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from December 16-22, 2013. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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