Republican candidates now hold a six-point lead over Democrats in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot, the narrowest gap between the two parties this year.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of likely U.S. voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. Support for Democrats is up two points from last week, while support for Republicans fell two points.
Last week, the GOP had a 10-point lead, its high for the year, reached only one other time since January, and the party’s biggest lead in the history of Rasmussen Reports polling.
Still, 43% of voters not affiliated with either major party now prefer the Republican candidate, while 28% like the Democrat. These results show little change from the previous survey.