Full Week Generic Ballot Update: Democrats 43% Republicans 37%

NOTE: We now update the Generic Congressional Ballot results on a daily basis. New numbers released each weekday morning at 6:00 a.m. Eastern.

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During a full week of polling from December 9-14, 2018, ScottRasmussen.com found that 43% of Registered Voters would vote for the Democrat from their district while 37% would vote for the Republican. These figures are unchanged from a week ago.

The latest survey also found that 5% would vote for some other party, 4% would not vote, and 10% are not sure. (see crosstab results).

Women favor Democrats by 14-points while men provide the GOP with a 4 point edge (see crosstab results).

The belief that Congress is too conservative is down sharply since Election Day. With 40 new Democrats coming into the House, 36% believe Congress is not too liberal while 33% say it’s too conservative.

The new House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, is unknown to most voters. Ratings for other Congressional leaders have not shifted much over the past month.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters approve of the way that the Supreme Court is handling its role. That figure has held steady since summer and was not impacted by the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

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This Generic Ballot data is based upon a survey of 5,003 Registered Voters conducted December 9-14, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology).

Our last release of Generic Ballot polling prior to the 2018 election showed the Democrats with an 8-point advantage among the most likely voters. That result is quite consistent with the actual Democratic popular vote margin earned on Election Day. With the election more than two years away, we currently report data based upon Registered Voters. Prior to the midterm election, Democrats had a seven-point advantage among Registered Voters.

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