Poll: Dems lead GOP by 9 points on generic House ballot

Poll: Dems lead GOP by 9 points on generic House ballot
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Democrats have a small edge on Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new poll that compared parties but not specific candidates.

Democrats emerged victorious by 9 points on a generic ballot in a poll of United States adults in the CNN/ORC survey released Friday.

Fifty percent said they would vote for a Democrat in their district compared with 41 percent who would back a Republican. 

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Pollsters also found that President TrumpDonald TrumpFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Giving thanks for Thanksgiving itself Immigration provision in Democrats' reconciliation bill makes no sense MORE could weigh down fellow Republicans campaigning for the House.

Fifty-five percent said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes Trump, whereas 41 percent would prefer a Trump supporter. 

The poll also found views about Trump remain more negative than positive: 53 percent saw Trump unfavorably, and 45 percent saw him favorably. 

Democrats need to flip at least 25 seats to take control of the House. Historically, a president's party loses seats in the midterm following a presidential election. 

CNN/ORC conducted the survey of 1,009 U.S. adults via telephone interviews from April 22 to 25. It has a 3 percentage point margin of error.