Undecided voters will favor Republicans, says conservative analyst

Conservative analyst Henry Olsen said on Monday that undecided voters will ultimately tilt toward Republicans in next week's midterm elections. 

"There are the tiniest bit of undecideds and in a couple of those races that will matter, but I think that benefits Republicans because, in a lot of these races, you have people who lean Republican on the generic ballot or lean in favor of Trump [who] haven't decided yet," Olsen told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"I think when push comes to shove, they plump down with the party that they prefer rather than the party that they don't," he continued. 

Olsen's comments come roughly one week before November's midterm elections, in which Democrats are widely expected to take back the majority in the House. 

The RealClearPolitics polling average on Monday had Democrats up by 7.6 points on the generic ballot. 

Other pollsters have agreed that this year's undecided voters are more likely to lean conservative. 

Pollster Anna Greenberg told Vox that Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGraham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally Senators denounce protest staged outside home of Justice Kavanaugh MORE's confirmation could have played a hand in consolidating the undecided vote that leans conservative. 

“The undecided vote has had a GOP lean so it makes sense that Kavanaugh produced some GOP consolidation,” Greenberg, a Democratic pollster with Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, said. “Whether it endures [to Election Day] or not is another issue.”

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