'Resistance' is futile--Republicans now lead Democrats in generic ballot
Republicans hold a slim lead over Democrats in a generic ballot among registered voters, a new Reuters poll found, marking the first time the survey showed the GOP ahead in this election cycle.Registered voter polls tend to undercount Republican turnout more so than likely voters polls which generally take place close to election day. The "resistance" appears to be futile is this trend holds.
The poll showed 38.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican candidate if midterm elections were held today, compared to just under 37 percent who said they’d vote for a Democrat.
Another 15.4 percent of registered voters said they didn’t know which party’s candidate they’d choose.
The new poll was conducted on May 17 and surveyed 1,338 registered voters.
For the week ending May 20, pollsters also found that Republicans held a nearly 6-point advantage over Democrats. That marked a 9-point swing from the previous week, when Democrats held a 3-point lead among registered voters.
The results are a stark contrast to previous polls, which showed Democrats with a 10-point edge as of late April.