Republicans are likely going to see some major shifts favoring their party on the state and national levels following next month’s elections, according to another new survey.
A new CNN/SSRS poll shows that on generic ballots, voters prefer Republicans over Democratic candidates by 5 points, 48-43 percent.
“Four Senate races are considered toss ups by the Cook Political Report – Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Nevada,” the UK’s Daily Mail added. “In the House, double the amount of seats currently held by Democrats are considered toss ups than the lower chamber seats held by Republicans.”
Citing the survey results, CNN noted further:
Voters are narrowly more likely to say that Republican candidates near them have a clear plan for solving the country’s problems (32%) than they are to say the same about Democratic candidates (28%). In a notable party divide, Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to see their own party’s candidates as having a clear plan for solving problems (71% of Republicans say GOP candidates have such a plan vs. 59% of Democrats who say the same about their party’s nominees). A wide swath of voters – 41% nationwide, including 62% of independent voters – say they see neither party’s candidates as having a clear plan for solving problems.
Overall, voters nationwide split over whether Republicans’ policies would move the country in the right direction or the wrong one should they win control of Congress (51% say the right direction among registered voters compared to the 48% who say the wrong direction), but the GOP has a wider advantage in competitive districts (54% say the GOP would take the country in the right direction if they won control vs. 45% who say they would go in the wrong direction). Both nationally and in competitive districts, about an equal share of voters say they feel strongly in either direction about the likely effect of a GOP victory.
That said, one major pollster noted last week that surveys for individual races are often very biased and are undercounting Republicans.
In the debut of The Daily Wire’s new weekly podcast, Election Wire, Robert Cahaly, founder and senior strategist and pollster of Trafalgar Group indicated that “with the upcoming election around the corner many Republican voters would be underestimated after legacy media talking heads and establishment politicians declared MAGA Republicans ‘enemies of the state,’” the outlet reported.
“These submerged voters aren’t answering polls, they aren’t putting stickers on their cars, or signs in their yard — they’re not even posting on social media,” Cahaly told the podcast. “They are underwater. They’re not saying a word to anybody until election day.”
“Polls have two purposes,” he added. “They’re either to reflect the electorate, or they’re to affect the electorate — and too many of these media and university-based polls are designed to affect the electorate and are trying to create a false narrative quite often when there’s not one.”