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GOP Now Ahead By 8 Points On Congressional Ballot, Rasmussen

Slowly but surely, the Red Wave is picking up momentum as the nation heads into the 2022 midterms now just 134 days away, and the Republicans have an eight-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.

If the elections for Congress were held today, 48% of likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 40% would vote for the Democrat, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and an online survey. Just three percent (3%) would vote for some other candidate, but another eight percent (8%) are not sure.

In just the last week alone, the Republican lead alone has increased by 3 points when they led 46%-41%. The GOP has been in the lead for the Generic Congressional Ballot all year.

The Republican lead primarily stems from a 15-point advantage among independents. While 90% of Republican voters say they would vote for their own party’s congressional candidate, only 83% of Democrats would vote for the Democratic candidate. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 45% would vote Republican and 30% would vote Democrat, while eight percent (8%) would vote for some other candidate and 17% are undecided.

Regarding the demographic breakdown of voters, fifty-four percent (54%) of whites, 20% of Black voters, and 45% of other minorities said they would vote Republican if the election were held today. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Black voters, 35% of whites, and 40% of other minorities would vote Democrat.

The gap between genders has also widened as well, with men (54%) now 12 points more likely than women voters (42%) to prefer Republican congressional candidates. The gap was eight points last week.

Voters under 40 favor Democrats by a margin of 49% to 37%, but 51% of voters ages 40-64 and 57% of those 65 and older would vote Republican if the election were held today.

With rising gas prices, 40-year inflation highs, and a raging border crisis, voters are frustrated with Biden and are clearly abandoning ship in record numbers.

More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year according to voter registration data analyzed by the Associated Press, a clear sign that a red wave is imminent. Republican voters who turned their backs on Donald Trump, primarily in suburban areas are now returning to the GOP, the Associated Press reported.

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