The Polling Report for October 30, 2018

A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finds Democrats leading Republicans in the generic congressional ballot by a stunning 17-points, 57% to 40% among likely voters.

“That’s a notable increase in Democratic support from the previous week, when the poll found Democrats with a 13-point advantage. The increase, which stemmed from small shifts among several groups of voters, may partly reflect timing. The final two days of the poll coincided with the arrest on Friday of a Florida man on charges of sending explosive devices to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump, and the killing on Saturday of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.”


USC Dornsife/LA TimesDemocrats 57Republicans 40
Public Religion Research InstituteDemocrats 48Republicans 39

A new Harvard Institute of Politics poll of 18- to 29- year olds showing that young Americans are significantly more likely to vote in the upcoming midterm elections compared to 2010 and 2014. Overall, 40% report that they will “definitely vote” in the midterms, with 54% of Democrats, 43% of Republicans and 24% of Independents considered likely voters.


MassachusettsSuffolk UniversityWarren 56Diehl 34
New JerseyEmerson CollegeMenendez 47Hugin 42
New MexicoEmerson CollegeHeinrich 48Rich 32
MichiganEmerson CollegeStabenow 52James 43
TexasQuinnipiacCruz 51O’Rourke 46


MassachusettsSuffolk UniversityBaker 65Gonzalez 26
New MexicoEmerson CollegeLujan Grisham 53Pearce 44
MichiganEmerson CollegeWhitmer 52Schuette 41

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1 comment on “The Polling Report for October 30, 2018

  1. One week to go, still tempering my enthusiasm but it does look good. Still harboring hope for Beto over the filth we call Cruz, but he has definitely fought the good fight regardless.

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