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Poll pitting an unnamed Democrat against an unnamed Republican sees liberals hit high-water mark

An unnamed Democratic candidate leads an unnamed Republican candidate by 7 points in a Politico/Morning Consult poll testing a generic congressional ballot, Politico reports. The Democrats' advantage is the largest the poll has recorded since the question was added to the survey in the spring.

Two weeks ago, a generic Republican and a generic Democratic candidate were tied 40-40 in the poll. In the more recent survey, conducted Thursday through Saturday, the Democratic candidate led with 44 percent, and the Republican fell behind with 37 percent; 19 percent of voters were undecided.

The most recent poll was already in progress when the Senate voted down a "skinny" ObamaCare repeal-and-replace plan and President Trump ousted Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The poll was conducted after Trump said he would not accept or allow transgender people to serve in the military, a policy that voters disagree with 68 to 21.

The poll reached 1,972 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 points. Read more of the results at Politico, here.