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October 06, 2013


Shutdown Has Put House in Play

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that if the 2014 midterm elections were held today, Republicans "would be in grave danger of losing control of the House of Representatives."

In a series of 24 surveys in GOP-held House districts, Republican incumbents are behind in match ups with generic Democratic challengers in 17 districts. In 4 other districts, the incumbent Republican trails after being told that the incumbent supported the government shutdown. In just 3 districts are incumbents leading generic challengers after voters are told the incumbent supported the government shutdown.

Democrats need 17 seats to win control of the House. These results show that if the election were held today, such a pickup would be within reach.














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