New Poll: Independents Making Big Shift in GOP’s Favor

Republicans look to be winning the key voting group of independent voters as the midterm elections are just over a week away.

A new poll from CBS News and YouGov shows the GOP holds the advantage with independents in the generic House ballot, a massive swing from two weeks earlier.

Republicans lead Democrats among independent voters 49% to 33%, a 16-point advantage, in the poll conducted from Oct. 26-28. That large of an advantage could prove critical to GOP hopes of taking majorities in the House and the Senate.

The generic ballot lead is an 18-point swing from the same poll conducted from Oct. 12-14, which showed Democrats with a 2-point lead among independents at 40% compared to Republicans at 38%. Read more…

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