Women are increasingly enthusiastic to vote, largely plan to vote for Democrats

Democrats are polling well with just under one month until the midterm elections.

On a generic congressional ballot, 54 percent of likely voters say they'd support the Democrat in their district, while 41 percent would vote for a Republican, a CNN/SSRS poll published Tuesday found.

The same poll found that last month, 52 percent supported Democrats, and 42 percent supported Republicans. Though the shift is small, it could help quell Democratic fears that recent opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will hurt the party's odds.

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It's the widest margin of support for Democrats in the midterms since 2006, CNN notes, which is when Democrats last took control of the House. Enthusiasm is also sky high — 62 percent of Democrats say they are extremely or very enthusiastic to vote, compared to 55 percent last month. Republicans, meanwhile, are more tempered: 52 percent feel extremely or very enthusiastic, while 50 percent felt the same way last month.

There are major differences between genders, however. Women are not only more enthusiastic about voting this year, unlike in 2010 when men were, but they are notably more likely to vote for Democrats. Sixty-three percent of women said they would vote blue; just 34 percent said they'd vote for a Republican. Meanwhile, 50 percent of men say they'd vote for a Republican; and 45 percent would support a Democrat.

The poll was conducted Oct. 4-7, reaching 1,009 adults reached by phone. The margin of error is 3.8 percentage points. See more results at CNN.

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