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Voters Give The Edge to More Democratic Control in Congress

Monday, October 29, 2018

When to comes to the midterm elections, Democrats have a slight edge when it comes to what voters think is best for the next session of Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s important that Democrats win at least one of the chambers of Congress in the upcoming elections, with 48% who say it's Very Important to their vote. Only slighter fewer voters (51%) think it's important for Republicans to remain in control of the entire Congress, including 40% who feel it's Very Important.

Forty-two percent (42%) say a Democratic takeover of at least one congressional chamber is not important to their vote in the upcoming election, including 31% who say it’s Not At All Important. Forty-six percent (46%) say the GOP retaining control of Congress is not important to their vote, with 39% who rate it Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23-24, 2018 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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