The Democrat lead on the generic ballot for 2018 is gone. In fact, Republicans are now leading for the first time this cycle. The decision of Democrats to defend members of the murderous MS-13 gang has hurt them, big time.
The Hill reports:
Reuters poll shows Republicans leading generic ballot for first time
Republicans hold a slim lead over Democrats in a generic ballot among registered voters, a new Reuters poll found, marking the first time the survey showed the GOP ahead in this election cycle.
The poll showed 38.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican candidate if midterm elections were held today, compared to just under 37 percent who said they’d vote for a Democrat.
Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl
— Chris Kahn (@Cmkahn) May 21, 2018
Another 15.4 percent of registered voters said they didn’t know which party’s candidate they’d choose.
The new poll was conducted on May 17 and surveyed 1,338 registered voters.
For the week ending May 20, pollsters also found that Republicans held a nearly 6-point advantage over Democrats. That marked a 9-point swing from the previous week, when Democrats held a 3-point lead among registered voters.
The results are a stark contrast to previous polls, which showed Democrats with a 10-point edge as of late April.
Republicans can’t take anything for granted but the supposed blue wave just keeps shrinking.