For the first time in 8 years the GOP has taken the lead in the NPR/Marist congressional generic ballot poll, The Daily Caller reports.
The poll shows that registered voters give Republicans the advantage over Democrats 47-44 just 6 months away from the midterm eelctions.
“With the 2022 Congressional Midterm Elections a little more than six months away, U.S. registered voters give Republicans (47%) the advantage over the Democratic candidates (44%) nationally” reads a press release from Marist. “On the economy, controlling inflation, crime, national security, and gun policy, pluralities of Americans perceive the Republican Party to be the party who would be better able to handle these issues. Americans express these views as President Joe Biden’s job approval rating remains upside down, and his ratings on the economy and the crisis in Ukraine take on water.” NPR/Marist surveyed 1,162 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3.7 points. The poll was released on Friday.
Polling also revealed that independents favor Republicans by 7 points on a generic congressional ballot. 45% of independents said they would support Republicans while only 38% would support Democrats. Notably, 10% are undecided.
One data point shows that parents with children under the age of 18 favor republicans 60-32, a massive 28-point margin.
This stance by parents is what we saw get Glenn Youngkin over the finish line in Virginia, and helped the GOP close the gap.