WASHINGTON – Democrats have a three-point lead over Republicans on the generic congressional ballot, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The ScottRasmussen.com/HarrisX poll found that 41 percent of the respondents said they would vote for a Democratic candidate if the election were held today, compared with 38 percent who said they would vote for the Republican candidate.
Meanwhile, 5% said they would vote for a third-party candidate, 4% said they do not intend to vote, and 12% said they are not sure which party they would support.
The survey included 3,007 registered voters and was carried out Friday through Monday. It did not list a margin of error.
More than a year-and-half remains before the 2020 congressional elections.
The outcome could be influenced by voter sentiment toward President Donald Trump, who is up for re-election next year.
At present Democrats control the House of Representatives 235-197.
Republicans control the Senate 53-47.
The survey focused on voter attitudes toward candidates for the House.