An interviewer with conservative research firm Rasmussen Reports said in an interview on Thursday that people are “much less likely to vote for Republican” than a year ago.
Comments from Rasmussen’s Mark Mitchell appeared during an interview with former White House Trump adviser Steve Bannon. War Room podcast on Thursday.
During the episode, Bannon asked Mitchell about a vote in Congress. “Right now, from Rasmussen’s perspective, where do you see this thing turning in a certain direction?” Bannon asked.
“Mixed signals,” Mitchell replied, noting that Rasmussen saw the Democrats led by the GOP in the general election to Congress by 13 points last year, which was “the greatest Republican leader we have ever seen in our voting history.”
“I think we had Republicans plus 2 since last week [points]but now it’s basically dead heat. And yes, the top line of the Republican Party has taken a historic lead in the general vote, Mitchell said.
– Will the pendulum fall back. Maybe. We haven’t seen him yet, ‘added Mitchell. He noted that Rasmussen discovered last week that Republicans are leading Democrats in “election enthusiasm” by 8 points.
Bannon later asked Mitchell about the issues the polls said were most important to voters. They include violent crime, energy policy, gas prices, inflation, and the economy, he said.
Bannon then asked why the Republican lead in the overall vote had diminished as much as “given that this set of problems seems to play for the Republican.”
“When someone loses that advantage, it’s a party referendum. So people are very concerned about all these topics – they look around, they see a lot of problems with the economy, they worry about being able to rent or whatever, but they are less likely to vote for Republican – I think that’s a very clear signal – than a year ago, ”Mitchell added.
Newsweek asked the National Republican Committee for comment.
A Rasmussen poll released last week found 44 percent of US voters said they would support a Republican candidate in Congress by mid-term, while 42 percent would support a Democrat.
“Republicans have been leading the Congressional General Voting all year, although their lead has diminished significantly since mid-July, when they were leading by a whopping 10 points,” wrote Rasmussen.
A poll released by Yahoo News / YouGov on September 6 found Democrats ahead: 45 percent of voters said they would support Democrat candidates mid-term, and 40 percent said they would support the Republicans.
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