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Latest Generic Congressional Ballot Poll

Democrats are ahead once again, albeit within the margin, on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending June 9, 2013.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Democrat in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 38% would choose the Republican instead.

For the last seven weeks, the gap between the two parties has been two points or less. In the previous survey, the two parties were tied for the first time since the week before Election Day in early November. Although Democrats have held a slight advantage most weeks since last November, their support is down from a high of 47% in early December.

Although the survey results are D+2, the districts across the country continue to favor the GOP, as a result of the 2010 electoral victory that enabled the GOP to reverse – in some regions roughly 100 years – of gerrymandering by the Democratic party.

Click Here to view the multiple week rolling average of the Generic Congressional Ballot

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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