House generic ballot a toss-up: poll

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The race for control of the lower chamber of Congress is a toss-up, according to a new poll.

The CBS News/YouGov Battleground Tracker shows that if the 2018 midterm elections happened now, Democrats would take 219 seats in the House, while Republicans would take 216.

The tracker has a margin of error of nine seats, making this year’s race for control a toss-up between the two parties.


The poll’s results come as Democrats and Republicans prepare for November’s midterm elections, when Republicans will defend their majority against a Democratic attempt to flip the lower chamber.

A slim majority of individuals, 51 percent, who said they are casting ballots for Democrats are “mostly” doing so because of the party’s policies. But 49 percent said they are backing a Democrat as a rejection of President Trump and the GOP.

A larger majority, 73 percent, of individuals who are backing a Republican candidate said they are “mostly” voting this way to support the GOP’s policies. Twenty-seven percent said their vote is “mostly” a rejection of the Democrats.

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