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Poll: Democrats Lead in Generic 2014 Congressional Ballot

Poll: Democrats Lead in Generic 2014 Congressional Ballot

A national survey has found that Democrats hold a three-point lead over Republicans when voters are asked which party they would vote for in the 2014 midterm elections.

The Rasmussen Reports poll found that 41% of likely U.S. voters said they would vote for the Democrat on the generic Congressional ballot, while 38% of those surveyed said they would vote for the Republican. 

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has aggressively raised money for national Democratic campaign committees to help Democrats win the 17 seats they would need to take back the House, which would make House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the Speaker again. 

Should Democrats take back the House and maintain control of the Senate, Obama would have two years in which he could ram through virtually any piece of liberal legislation he wants without having to worry about being reelected. 

Democrats, though, may again have to deal with Obamacare during the 2014 elections. Some national Democrats have privately expressed concerns that as Obamacare slowly gets implemented, Americans will dislike the intrusive healthcare law even more and take out their anger on Democrats. 

Frustration over Obamacare and Obama’s reckless spending enabled Republicans to take back the House, on the back of Tea Party voters, in the historic 2010 midterm elections. 

Rasmussen Reports surveyed 3,500 likely voters from April 1-7, 2013; the margin of error is +/- 2 percentage points.


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