Republican candidates lead Democrats for the second straight week in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 41% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 38% would choose the Democratic candidate.
Support for the GOP remains unchanged this week – at its highest level over the past year, but support for Democrats dropped one point to tie its lowest level in the same time period.
Democratic support on the congressional ballot has ranged from a low of 38% to a high of 50% in the past 12 months. In that same period, Republicans have been preferred by 34% to 41% of voters nationwide.
Men prefer Republicans by a 44% to 36% margin. Women are more evenly divided this week, favoring Democrats 40% to 37%.
Voters not affiliated with either party like GOP candidates by a 37% to 21% margin, showing little change since last week.