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Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 37%

Monday, September 23, 2013

Democrats have their biggest lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot since mid-April. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending September 22 shows that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democrat in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 37% would choose the Republican instead. The two parties were tied for the previous two weeks. This is the first time since early August that either party has hit the 40% mark and is also the largest gap between the two parties since the GOP posted a three-point lead at that time. For most of the summer, both sides have earned less than 40% support.

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The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from September 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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