Republicans have an eight-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.
The latest telephone and online survey reveals that 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. Just 4% would vote for some other candidate, and 8% are not sure.
View the Rasmussen survey wording at this link.
Republicans have gained two points in just one week, the poll shows.
The average for various polls conducted last week, shown below, put the two parties closer, 45.8% to 43.7%, but still give an advantage for Republicans. The Rasmussen Reports poll is the most recent of those in the group rated by Real Clear Politics.
Most polls tend to favor Democrats, with Republican voters being more reluctant to answer questions from pollsters. The Rasmussen Report polling is rating just above Gallup in terms of its predictive accuracy.
In another set of polling, Americans are increasingly ready for change, and women in America are growing pessimistic about the future of the nation. Morning Consult, which has been tracking these emotional viewpoints since October, 2020.
The number of Americans who said they are “ready for change” hit 79% in the Morning Consult poll of people’s personal moods, which may influence elections this year.
Every week, Morning Consult asks a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults whether they are happy, angry, tired, optimistic, scared and a range of other emotions. The data is released monthly and gives a glimpse into the shifting mood of the country. The information is broken down by age, gender, class, and political leanings. The latest results have a margin of error of 2 percentage points and are based on a survey conducted May 19-22, 2022, among 2,210 U.S. adults.
An important segment of the electorate — women — said they are not optimistic about the future of the United States. Democrat women were more optimistic, at 61%, but both Republican and non-aligned women’s optimism for the future of the country hovered at near 40%. Democrat women’s optimism surged right after the November 2020 presidential election to 77%, but has dropped 16 points in 18 months.
View the Morning Consult polling data on the state of Americans’ emotions at this link.