GOP candidates still lead generic midterm polls after Roe v. Wade reversal

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports has Republicans still leading the generic congressional poll, Breitbart News reports

That’s right. It appears that the Democrats’ attempt to rally supporters behind their abortion agenda isn’t working.

The numbers

Rasmussen conducted its survey between June 26 and June 30. The pollster surveyed some 2,500 U.S. likely voters.

One of the questions that the pollster asked was this: “If the election for Congress were held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or for the Democratic candidate?”

Of those surveyed, 47% indicated that they would cast their vote for the generic Republican candidate. In contrast, 42% indicated that they would vote for the generic Democratic candidate.

This is an important finding in itself. Republicans only need to net a handful of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to win back the majority there. And, they need to net even fewer seats to win the majority in the U.S. Senate.

But, what makes this pollster’s findings even more significant is that the result of this poll was virtually the same as the poll that was taken before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. 

The plan isn’t working

If you have been following the generic congressional polls, then this will come as little surprise to you. The fact is that the generic Democrat candidate has been trailing the generic Republican candidate for some time now. The Democrats, however, were hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe would be a game-changer for them.

Following the court’s decision, the Democrats immediately sought to capitalize on this. We saw several Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), immediately try to use the court’s decision in their fundraising messages.

“Trump’s Supreme Court just ruled to rip reproductive rights away from every single woman in this country,” Pelosi wrote to supporters. “We can either sit back and admit defeat to these far-right extremists . . . or we can rise up . . .”

But, according to Rasmussen’s poll, it appears that the Democrats’ plan just isn’t working for them.

Who would have thought that Americans would care more about all of the problems that they have faced under the Democrats’ leadership than they would about the overturning of Roe? Apparently, not the Democrats. It looks as though it is back to the drawing board for them.

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