A new YouGov survey says that 44 percent of voters would vote for a Democrat if the election was held today. That amounts to a six-point lead over Republican counterparts on the road to November, as 38 per cent of respondents who would vote Republican, while 14 per cent of respondents remain undecided.
The upcoming midterm elections have the potential to be a referendum on Trump’s first two years in office. Democrats have consistently led in the polls since the 2016 election of Donald Trump, though the gap has varied.
Democrats led Republicans this January in a generic ballot by 12 per cent, but by April the lead was lead had narrowed to 4 per cent, according to an ABC News and Washington Post poll.
Current polls show men favor the Republican party over the Democrats by one percentage point, whereas women prefer the Democratic party by a margin of 11 per cent. The Republicans hold an 8 per cent lead over Democrats among white voters, but the same cannot be said for ethnic minorities. The poll suggests that four out of five Black Americans would vote Democrat, compared to just 10 per cent who would choose for a Republican. Hispanic Americans favor Democrats by a margin of greater than two-to-one.
The GOP controls both the Senate and the House of Representatives. In the House, 435 seats are up for election in the forthcoming midterms. The Republicans in that chamber currently hold 238 seats while the Democrats have 192.
In the Senate, there are 35 seats up for grabs. The Democrats need to defend 26 seats they already hold and win two extra seats in order to take control of that chamber.