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Voters Tilt Toward Democrat Control of House, Senate

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thinking ahead to next year’s midterm elections, voters are leaning towards returning the Democrats to control of the entire Congress for the first time since early 2011.

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for the Democratic Party in next year’s elections if their vote determined which party controlled the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that slightly fewer (42%) would vote instead for the Republican Party to continue controlling the Senate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9 and 12, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 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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