Poll: Dems hold 10-point lead over GOP on generic House ballot

Poll: Dems hold 10-point lead over GOP on generic House ballot
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Democrats hold a 10-point lead over the GOP on the generic House ballot, according to a new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.

The poll, released Thursday, found that 50 percent of respondents said they want Democrats to take control of Congress, compared to the 40 percent who said they want Republicans to maintain control.

The Democrats' lead is 3 points higher than in April, when the same poll found 47 percent of voters said they would prefer a Democrat-controlled Congress. The percentage of those in favor of GOP leadership held at 40 percent.

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The CBS News/YouGov Battleground Tracker poll released Sunday found that control of the House was a toss-up between the two parties. 

Republicans fear they could lose control of Congress in the midterm elections after maintaining a hold on both chambers during President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE’s first two years of office.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Kavanaugh accuser set to testify Thursday McConnell told Trump criticism of Kavanaugh accuser isn't helpful: report MORE (R-Ky.) also canceled the Senate’s August recess, preventing vulnerable red-state Democrats from campaigning ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

The NBC News/WSJ poll conducted phone interviews with 900 registered voters from June 1-4 and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.