May 3, 2018

The economy is the top issue in midterm races

Voters in voting booths

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A report on the midterms released today by Morning Consult compiles more than 250,000 interviews with registered voters.

One key finding: Despite security issues being the top policy issue for Republicans, the economy is top of the mind for voters across all key Senate states.

  • Trump's net approval is near even or underwater in most states.
  • Among key Senate states, Trump’s approval is net positive in four states: Arizona (+2), Missouri (+3), Montana (+4) and West Virginia (+23).
  • Senate ... Republicans hold a slight edge on the generic ballot in key blue states.
  • House ... Enthusiasm gap: Democrats perform better in dark blue districts than Republicans in dark red districts.

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