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According to the poll and as reported by Washington Examiner, a majority of people want the Republican Party to win control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate if the election were held today. Republicans are preferred by 46 percent of voters, while Democrats are preferred by 38 percent. Republicans are expected to win control of the Senate by a narrower margin, 46 percent to 40 percent. A majority of independent voters said they want Republicans to win both chambers of Congress next year.
Tim Malloy, a polling analyst at Quinnipiac University, termed the results “an ominous double whammy for the Democrats with the midterms less than a year out.”
“The Senate and the House will be up for grabs and voters want the GOP to win the jump ball,” Malloy said in a statement.
However, the study found that if a candidate for the House or Senate firmly supports former President Donald Trump and his ideals, 42 percent of respondents would be less likely to vote for that candidate. In comparison, only 29% of voters would be more likely to support that candidate.
The majority of Republican voters (61 percent) stated they would vote for a candidate who firmly supports Trump.
Despite the fact that Americans want the Republicans to take control of Congress next year, congressional Republicans have a lower popularity rating than Democrats, with 25 percent and 31 percent, respectively.
Only 37 percent of voters believe Biden has good leadership qualities, and voters were evenly divided on whether he cares about the common person.
A majority of Americans, 57 percent to 37 percent, support Biden’s newly signed bipartisan infrastructure measure. A similar majority, 58 percent to 38 percent, backs the huge social spending measure that is still being negotiated by House Democrats.
Democrats in the House are pushing for a vote on the spending bill this week. A months-long negotiation between centrists and progressives has resulted in the legislation.