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Poll: Democrats lead Republicans in generic congressional ballot contest

Democrats lead Republicans by 5 percentage points in a generic congressional ballot contest, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Forty-five percent of registered voters in the Oct. 25-28 survey said they'd vote for the Democrat in their district if the election were held today.

Forty percent said the same of the Republican candidate in their district.

Three percent said "other" while 4 percent said they were not voting. 

Eight percent said they were unsure.

Women were more likely than men to say they would vote for the Democrat in their district, at 47 and 42 percent, respectively.

Ninety-percent of Democrats said they'd cast their ballots for the Democratic candidate, while 88 percent of Republican respondents said they'd vote for the GOP's candidate.

Thirty-one percent of independents said they'd vote for the Democrat, compared to 28 percent who said the same of the Republican.

Twenty percent of independents said they remain unsure.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,824 registered voters. Its results have a margin of error of approximately 2 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte