A new CNN poll finds Democrats leading Republicans in the generic congressional ballot by 10 points, 52% to 42% among likely voters.
Among just registered voters, Democrats hold a 12-point lead.
Key finding: “The President is a negative motivator for a majority of voters, according to the poll, with 54% saying they would be more apt to support a candidate who opposes President Trump.”
A new Washington Post-KFF poll found that nearly one year after Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans are still struggling with basic necessities.
The survey found that a full 83% of residents said they have suffered either major property damage, long-term loss of electricity, employment setbacks or worsening health problems.
Key takeaways: 93% of residents said their roads and highways remain dangerous and 50% said their households lacked an adequate supply of drinking water.
Upshot/Siena polls show a strikingly close race in many of the most competitive districts, but overall they're consistent with the conventional wisdom that the Democrats are favored to take control https://t.co/U4wMIk7UTG
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) September 13, 2018
A new series of Fox News polls shows five key U.S. Senate races all within the margin of error:
- Arizona: Kyrsten Sinema (D) 47%, Martha McSally (R) 44%
- Indiana: Mike Braun (R) 45%, Joe Donnelly (D) 43%
- Missouri: Claire McCaskill (D) 44%, Josh Hawley (R) 41%
- North Dakota: Kevin Cramer (R) 48%, Heidi Heitkamp (D) 44%
- Tennessee: Marsha Blackburn (R) 47%, Phil Bredesen (D) 44%
First Read: “Given those five polls above, here’s a story that hasn’t gotten enough attention — the states that aren’t Senate battlegrounds this year.”
“Polling shows that Democratic Sen. Bob Casey isn’t getting much of a race in Pennsylvania. Ditto Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio. And throw in Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in Michigan. That these three states aren’t battleground — after the results in 2016 — is quite a story. And that has enabled Democrats to spend their resources in less expensive Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota.”