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CNN POLL: Democrats’ Big 2018 Edge Evaporates

In February, Democrats held a 16-point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot. Today, that lead has been dramatically reduced.

By NTK Staff | 03.29.2018 @9:00am
CNN POLL: Democrats’ Big 2018 Edge Evaporates

Democrats’ lead over Republicans on a generic congressional ballot survey has dropped dramatically in just one month, according to a new poll conducted by SSRS on behalf of CNN.

In February, Democrats held a 16-point lead over Republicans. That same poll, its latest version released Thursday, saw that lead cut to just 6 points. Among registered voters, 50 percent said they preferred a Democrat to represent them in Congress and 44 percent said they want a Republican.

This month’s findings more closely reflect the poll results from January, which found Democrats with a five-point edge over Republicans.

Here’s a breakdown of some of how voters feel about certain national issues:

The GOP is favored on just one issue: National security, at 48% to 40% Democrats.

The public is split over whether they prefer the Democrats or the Republicans in Congress on the economy (45% choose each party) and the federal budget (43% prefer the Democrats and 42% the Republicans).

The poll also found that President Trump has his highest approval rating since his first 100 days in office. Respondents gave Trump a 43-percent approval rating in March.

The SSRS poll was conducted March 22-25 and took a random sample of 1,014 adults. Of those, 913 were registered voters reached on landlines or cell phones. The overall poll has a margin of error of 3.7 points, while the registered voter poll has a margin of error of 3.8 points.

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