New polling from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) shows that Republicans are set up to take back the House in next year’s midterm elections.
The Hill reports:
According to a new poll released Tuesday by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the GOP has a 43-40 lead over Democrats with registered voters in the generic ballot across 85 potential battleground districts. Those results mark an improvement from the same poll conducted in February, April and July that had Democrats at 44 percent with voters.
The boost for the GOP in the Republican poll appears to be fueled in part by a drop in President Biden’s approval rating. The presidential approval rating is underwater, with 45 percent of voters approving of the job Biden is doing compared with 51 percent who disapprove. In July, the opposite was true, when 51 percent of voters approved of Biden’s performance compared with 45 percent who disapproved.
Only 39 percent of independents approve of Biden’s job performance, and Republicans have a 35-27 lead among independents in the 85 districts, according to the poll.
Other key demographics are also moving toward Republicans in the poll, with white college-educated voters favoring Republicans by a 44-41 margin and Hispanics split even between the two parties.