News ID: 233682
Published: 0656 GMT November 01, 2018

Democrats hold lead among likely voters: Poll

Democrats hold lead among likely voters: Poll

A new poll in the United States has revealed that Democrats hold a nine-point lead nationwide among all likely voters on the generic ballot.

The NPR/PBS News Hours/Marist Poll released in Thursday showed that Democrats led Republicans by 52 to 43 percent among all likely voters taking part in upcoming congressional elections across the country. 

Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, told NPR that the result from the survey indicate that the Republicans could lose their current majority control of the House, Presstv Reported.

"Those are numbers Democrats need," Miringoff said, according to NPR. "That's likely to convert to a flip of the House."

Democrats have held a single-digit lead on the generic ballot across most polls, with RealClearPolitics reporting an average 7.5 point gap between the registered voters of the two parties. 

It is speculated that Republicans will remain in majority control of the upper chamber Senate. FiveThirtyEight predicted Republicans have a 6-in-7 shot at keeping the Senate.

Democrats believe that they will be able to gain majority control in the lower chamber.

"Up until today, I would've said, 'If the election were held today, we would win,’” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a television interview Tuesday night. “What now I'm saying is, ‘We will win.’”

FiveThirtyEight gave Democrats a 6-in-7 chance of taking the House.

The upcoming midterm congressional elections, which are scheduled for November 6, are predicted to determine the fate of the presidency.

Earlier polls suggest Americans' anger at Republican President Donald Trump will help Democrats win the elections.

Political experts say the anger could drive US voters to the polls to give the Democratic party’s candidates a boost in the elections.



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