The Republican Party is leading the Democratic Party in a generic ballot poll for the first time in months, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday.
About 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would vote for the Democratic Party nominee. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided.
The current RealClearPolitics average has the Democratic Party with a 6.6 percent lead, 46 percent to 39 percent. The Democratic Party peaked at a 13-point RCP lead in late December.
Here is some Twitter reaction:
Whoa: New Politico/Morning Consult poll shows REPUBLICANS leading on the generic for the first time in what seems like ages. R+1 edge. https://t.co/cbE5nzOpXG
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 14, 2018
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) February 14, 2018
GOP takes lead on generic ballot in new poll via Politico/Morning Consult. Stunning considering gap was recently double-digits. Also – Trump approval 47 percent., disapproval 47 percent. With most of traditional media coverage so overwhelmingly negative, this is equally stunning https://t.co/MLQ2X13lZp
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 14, 2018