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Republicans leading the midterm race for US House: Poll

A voter casts their ballot at a polling place at The League for People with Disabilities during the midterm primary election on July 19, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (AFP photo)

Republicans are in the lead to control the US House of Representatives after this year’s midterm elections, with 230 seats projected for the GOP and 205 for Democrats, according to a new CBS News Battleground Tracker.

Republican victories in 230 districts would give GOP 12 seats more than the 218 required to control the House, the poll showed, according to The Hill.  

Currently, Democrats hold a thin majority of 220 seats to 211 of the GOP.

The poll also showed that Democrats are disillusioned with current affairs and less expected to vote than their Republican counterparts.

A total of 43 percent of Republicans and 16 percent of Democrats said that they feel that Democrats in the House have not delivered on promises made in their last campaign cycle.

Some 67 percent of Democratic voters say congressional Democrats have delivered on “some” of those promises, and 17 percent believe they’ve delivered on “most or all.”

An astonishing 68 percent of Republicans and a meager 7 percent of Democrats feel that congressional Republicans are fighting for them on the Hill.

Just fifty percent of surveyed voters felt excited about turning out for the vote in November.

And more Democrats reported being incited to vote by former President Donald Trump than by their own party leader.

Only 39 percent of Democrats say their midterm vote is “a lot” about President Joe Biden, compared to 62 percent of Republicans.

Other polls have also depicted a gloomy landscape for Democrats as they gear up for the 2022 midterm elections.

A recent USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll found that Republicans maintain a clear lead on the congressional ballot over Democrats as Biden's approval rating plunges to a new low of 38 percent.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans, 64 percent, say they do not want Biden to run for a second term in 2024, including a troubling 28 percent of Democrats.

Biden has proven a disappointment for many who voted him into office last year, with 16 percent of those surveyed saying he has done a worse job as president than they expected. Overall, 46 percent of Americans hold that view.

More worrying for Biden, another new survey by Emerson College has found that Trump would beat the incumbent by two points – 45 to 43 percent - if the election was held today.

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