Dems lead GOP by 14 points in generic House ballot

Dems lead GOP by 14 points in generic House ballot
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Democrats are leading Republicans by 14 points in the generic House ballot, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday.

Fifty-two percent of those polled said they would want Democrats to win control of the House if the 2018 midterm elections were held today; 38 percent said they would back Republicans.

Among independents, 48 percent would like Democrats to win the House, while 37 percent picked Republicans.

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In the Senate, 53 percent said they would want Democrats to win control of the Senate if the elections were held today, whereas 39 percent said they would like Republicans to win the majority.

Forty-nine percent of independents said they would want Democrats to win the upper chamber majority, while 40 percent chose the GOP.

The results of the survey come one week after the Republican-controlled Senate failed to pass a scaled-down repeal of ObamaCare.

The survey was conducted from July 27 to Aug. 1, polling 1,125 voters across the country via cellphones and land lines. It has a margin of error of 3.4 points.