Republicans regain advantage on generic congressional ballot

Trump supporters turn out in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
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Republicans have at last seized the advantage on a generic congressional ballot following a three-month period that saw Democrats with leads between 2 and 10 points, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll found. Among registered voters, 39 percent said they would vote for a generic Republican candidate for Congress, while 38 percent said they would vote for a Democrat and 23 percent said they are undecided.

Other polls do not yet show Republicans ahead, although RealClearPolitics' average has Democrats with an advantage of 7 points on a generic ballot, down from a high of 13 points last year.

Trust over handling the economy has also swung since December to Republicans, and the GOP also has a 9-point advantage on handling jobs, a 19-point advantage on national security, and "the Democratic advantage on health care has dwindled to just 4 percentage points, down from double digits last year," Politico writes.

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Forty-seven percent of Americans approve of President Trump's job performance in the Politico/Morning Consult poll. The same percentage also disapprove. The poll surveyed 1,985 registered voters between Feb. 8-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 points. Read the full results here.

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