Democrats hold a 9-point lead over Republicans in the House generic ballot five weeks before the midterm elections, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.
Forty-five percent of registered voters said they’d vote for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district, compared to 36 percent who said they’d support the GOP candidate. Fifteen percent remain undecided.
Democrats’ 9-point advantage trends with other generic ballot surveys that show the party in a good position to flip the 23 seats they’ll need to retake the House in November.
The RealClearPolitics polling average has Democrats with a more than 7-point lead over Republicans on congressional generic ballots.