Dems hold narrow 50-47 percent House lead in new Washington Post poll

TheHill | 10/23/2018 | Tal Axelrod
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Democrats hold a 3-point advantage over Republicans in some of the nation’s tightest House races, according to a Washington Post/Schar School poll released Tuesday.

The poll shows that in 69 competitive districts, 50 percent of likely voters support the Democratic candidate in their district, compared with 47 percent who back the Republican. Sixty-three percent of the districts surveyed are currently represented by a GOP lawmaker.

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Democrats and Republicans are running about even in the 48 districts surveyed that voted for President Trump in 2016. Democrats hold a narrowing advantage in the 21 districts that voted for Hillary Clinton that year.

The Democratic advantage, particularly in districts that voted for Trump two years ago, underscores the threat facing Republicans as they attempt to hold onto their majority in the House. But Democrats still need to gain 23 seats on Nov. 6 to take control of the chamber.

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Both parties are viewed positively by less than half of the electorate. About 48 percent of likely voters said they have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, while 52 percent have a negative view. About 47 percent of respondents have a positive view of the Republican Party...
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