A new poll is now showing that Republicans currently hold a 10 point lead over Democrats on a generic congressional ballot ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
As The Hill reports:
Republicans are building a growing advantage on the generic midterm ballot ahead of next year’s midterms, according to a new CNBC All-America Economic survey.
The GOP has a 10-point edge over Democrats among Americans polled, 44 percent to 34 percent. That’s up from a 2-point advantage from the same survey in October.
The survey, which was reviewed by The Hill, marks the first time the GOP has ever enjoyed a double-digit lead on the question in a CNBC or NBC poll. It is in line with other polls showing Democrats losing on the generic ballot, though few have shown so large a Republican lead.
The poll is the latest alarm bell for Democrats, who are facing a midterm cycle that is expected to overwhelmingly favor the GOP. Republicans have already boasted that they’ll flip the House, which Democrats narrowly control, and that the party’s chances of winning the Senate are on the rise.
Much of the difficulties for Democrats come from the consistently low poll numbers for President Joe Biden.