Democrats Increase Their Lead in the Generic Ballot

A new Monmouth poll finds Democrats have made slight gains in the public’s preference for party control of Congress since the spring.

Currently, 38% of Americans say they want the Democrats in charge and another 12% have no initial preference but lean toward Democratic control. Republican control is preferred by 34% with another 9% leaning toward the GOP.

The combined 50% who choose the Democrats is up from 47% in June and 44% in May. Republicans’ 43% support level is down from 47% in June and 48% in May.

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