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“The 2022 midterm elections are now 235 days away, and Republicans have an 11-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.” This was revealed Tuesday in a poll published by Rasmussen Reports.
According to the study, if the election were held today, 50% of likely American voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 39% would vote for the Democrat. Only 5% would vote for any other candidate.
The survey was conducted with 2,500 likely voters from March 13-17, 2022. The pollster noted that the margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
“The 11-point edge for Republicans in the latest poll is larger than Democrats enjoyed at any time during the 2018 midterm campaign.” This, due to both the “greater GOP partisan intensity and a 19-point advantage among independents,” the company detailed.
It further added that the Republican advantage is strongest among retirees, who favor the GOP by a 20-point margin, 57 %-37 %, over Democrats. And it explained that 94 % of Republican voters say they would vote for their own party’s congressional candidate, while only 82 % of Democrats would vote for the Democratic candidate.
Finally, respondents highlighted the importance of election security. “More than half of voters believe cheating affected the 2020 election and an overwhelming majority say the issue of election integrity will be important in the midterm elections.”