As the midterms draw near, Republicans are leading by double-digits in the Congressional generic ballot, as reported in a new poll.
The survey of 1,073 possible midterm voters, done by the Convention of States action and Trafalgar Group, discovered that respondents favored the Republicans in the generic ballot by almost thirteen points; 54.4% of respondents would vote for a GOP candidate in the midterm elections, while only 41.9% would vote for a Democratic candidate.
The poll also asked the responders if they believed that Republicans would “keep their promises to undo or block Pres. Joe Biden’s agenda” if they took control of the Senate and House following the midterms. Most of the voters, 46.1% were “very certain” Republicans would keep their promises, 35% were “somewhat certain,” 10.7% were “not very certain,” and 8.2% were “not certain at all.” Notably, the largest amount of voters who backed Dems said they were “very certain” that Republicans would follow through, while 39.1% of GOP backers were “very certain.” Another 43.6% of GOP supporters and 24.7% of Dem. supporters were “somewhat certain.”
About China, the poll asked, “Do you think the rising aggression from China is a threat to the U. S.?” Voters answered “yes” by another huge majority, 69.7%, compared to only 14.3% that said no, and 16.1% who were not sure. A total of 92% of Republican supporters said yes, as well as a many of the Democrat supporters, 41.8%. Only 4.4% of Republican supporters said no, while 25.6% of Dem. supporters said no.
Voters were also asked about domestic energy production. “Do you think the U. S. can continue to develop oil production and domestic natural gas without placing the environment at risk?” the poll asked. Another huge majority agreed: 62.8% of the voters said yes, plus the 86.9% of the voters who were for the Republicans and 34.9% of those who were for the Democrats. A majority of Dem. supporters, 51.9%, said “no,” but only 6.1% of Republican supporters and only 27.6% of overall voters said no.
About inflation, voters were asked, “Do you think Pres. Biden’s policies to fix inflation will hurt or help America’s economic recovery?” 54.2% of the voters that responded said Pres. Joe Biden’s policies would hurt, and 31.7% said they would help, while 14.1 percent were not sure. Republican supporters greatly believed Joe Biden’s policies would hurt, 94.2% to only 1.6% who said they would help. A strong majority of Democrats, 72.1%, said Pres. Biden’s policies would help, and just 2.1% said they would hurt, a large share of Dem. voters, 25.8% were unsure.
The new poll comes as Pres. Joe Biden’s approval ratings keep going down, and as many pundits and Dem. politicians have warned that Dem. are in a bad position as the midterms draw near. This week thirty incumbent Dems. in the House have retired from the U.S. Congress before the midterms.