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May 05, 2014


Poll Suggests GOP Wave Forming for Midterm Elections

A nationwide USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll "shows the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm year in at least two decades, including before partisan 'waves' in 1994 and 2010 that swept the GOP into power. Though Election Day is six months away -- a lifetime in politics -- at the moment, Democrats are saddled by angst over the economy, skepticism about the health care law and tepid approval of the president."

Key finding: "Registered voters are inclined to support the Republican candidate over the Democrat in their congressional district by 47% to 43%. That 4-percentage-point edge may seem small, but it's notable because Democrats traditionally fare better among registered voters than they do among those who actually cast ballots, especially in low-turnout midterms."

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