Democrats are leading Republicans by double-digits in the House and Senate in a new poll ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.
The new Quinnipiac University poll found that 53 percent of voters want to see the Democrats gain control of the Senate, while only 39 percent want to see the Republicans maintain their control. And by a 51-38 margin, voters want Democrats to take control of the House.
Only 2 percent of voters said they are “enthusiastic” about the way the federal government is operating, and only 19 percent responded that they are “satisfied.”
This poll, which was conducted Jan. 19-23, comes during the wake of a brutal showdown between both parties on Capitol Hill, which led to a three-day government shutdown. Members of Congress eventually reached an agreement on a short-term spending bill which is set to expire on Feb. 8.
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,245 voters for the Jan. 19-23 poll with a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.