Poll: Republicans hold 8-point lead in congressional races


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.


  1. Not if they cave (as expected) on the current gun control push.

    Never, ever underestimate the GOP ability to cut its own throat.

    • True, the swamp is deep and wide. There is a war for control of the GOP, a war that President Trump is winning as he points out the corruption that has controlled the GOP for far to long. It is up to “We the People” to flush the toilet and rid ourselves of the corrupt establishment. The old guard McConnell, Graham, Cornyn, Thune, Sasse and others are corrupt and will continue to ignore the will of the people so they can continue to milk the people of their money for the swamps gain. The war is reaching a climax and the old guard knows they are in trouble. Keep pushing forward to flush these goons out! We have fresh patriots coming to congress and need to give them all the support possible. It was sad to see Cawthorn in North Carolina go down. He is a true America First Patriots. When he exposed their debauchery at the Washington Sex & Drug parties, they spent millions to get him out and pay off their media goon squad for hit pieces. Chin up Madison, we love you man. If I were you, I would expose them by giving up names at those parties. I know one must be Sissy Graham, I mean Linsey Graham.

  2. Soon, Nancy Pelosi will be joining her DUI husband in the tank while we inspect their fraudulent IRS returns.

  3. All the favorable polls in the nation won’t mean a thing when voters are faced with Dominion Voting machines, mail in ballots, activist judges, ballot harvesting and a corrupt FBI that has been thoroughly captured by the Democratic Party.

  4. And Ditchweed McConnell and Kevin McCarthy will ensure that the goal post will be moved in the democrat direction. Nothing will change accept trillions will be spent for their corporate buddies and for more wars.
    Seen the latest? Trump the narcissist just endorsed McCarthy. Trump is just as bad as any of them.

    • I have absolutely no faith in McCarthy’s ability to run the House of Representatives. He seems so mealy mouthed and meek, no conviction in efforts to govern. The Republicans need a leader that is arrogant enough to slap that bunch Democrats back into line, someone with a sack! He is not our man.

  5. As soon as everyone realizes we don’t have free and fair elections and there’s no difference between a democrat and a republican the rest of us that still hold dear the constitution our founders gave us can get together and fix this mess created by the globalists.

  6. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the four candidates that make it through the mail in primary were all conservatives? Wonder how long rank choice voting will remain in place if that happens.

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