Democrats hold 7-point edge in final national NBC/WSJ poll
Source: NBC News
Fifty percent of likely voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 43 percent want Republicans in charge.
Nov. 4, 2018 / 8:59 AM EST
By Mark Murray
WASHINGTON — Democrats hold a 7-point advantage over Republicans in the final national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before Tuesday’s midterm elections, with both parties showing record enthusiasm and interest in the upcoming contests.
Fifty percent of likely voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 43 percent want Republicans in charge. That’s down from Democrats’ nine-point advantage in October’s NBC/WSJ poll, though the change is well within the poll’s margin of error.
(Among the wider pool of registered voters, Democrats lead Republicans by six points, 49 percent to 43 percent.)
Democrats lead with likely African-American voters (84 percent to 8 percent), Latinos (57 percent to 29 percent), voters ages 18-34 (57 percent to 34 percent), women (55 percent to 37 percent) and independents (35 percent to 23 percent).