The fight over which political party will control Congress after November’s midterm elections has turned to homicide as Democrats close the gap after Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, according to a poll released Sunday.
Registered American voters are evenly split at 46% over which party they want to lead after the midterm elections, erasing a two-point lead Republicans held over Democrats in August, an NBC News poll found.
Democrats have an advantage over their Republican rivals among Black voters (77%-8%), voters ages 18-34 (57%-33%), white college educated (58%-38%), women (53%- 40%) and Latinos (46%-42%), the survey shows.
In contrast, Republicans receive support from males (53% to 39%), whites (54% to 41%), independents (43% to 37%) and non-college whites (64% to 31%).
But Republicans have an advantage over Democrats in enthusiasm
Nearly seven in 10 GOP voters — 69% — say they have a high level of interest in the election, compared to 66% of Democrats.
Whether Democrats retain or lose control of the House and Senate in November’s election could depend on the question.
The poll shows that 56% of Republicans choose border security, 47% the economy, 46% immigration, and 45% crime as their top election issues.
Among Democrats, abortion (47%), health care (44%), and protecting democracy and education (both 40%) are their top issues.
“There’s a campaign about the economy, the cost of living, crime and border security, and the Republicans are winning that campaign,” Republican pollster Bill McInturff told NBC News. “But there is a second campaign on abortion, democracy and climate change, and the Democrats are winning that campaign.”
The poll also found that the number of registered voters approving President Biden’s job performance rose 3 percentage points to 45% in the last month — its highest approval rating since last October.
Another 52% of registered voters oppose Biden.
The President receives his strongest support from women (52%), Latinos (48%) and voters between the ages of 18 and 34 (48%).
But he falls short when it comes to independents (36% agree), suburban voters (43%) and seniors (47%).
At the same time, former President Donald Trump has seen his likeability ratings plummet since leaving the White House.
The poll found that 34% view Trump positively versus 54% who view him negatively.
Its highest positive rating – 38% – was recorded in August and October last year.
The poll polled 1,000 registered voters between September 9 and 13.
It has an error rate of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
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