A new CNN poll shows voters are more fired up about voting for Democrats than Republicans in the midterm elections just four weeks away.
Amid and immediately following the fight for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, voters were asked, “If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party’s candidate would you vote for in your Congressional district?”
The responses were good news for Democrats: 54 percent they were more likely to vote blue, while 41 percent said they would vote Republican.
According to CNN, this is the widest margin of support for Democrats in a midterm cycle since 2006.
The gap widened three percentage points since last month.
New CNN poll: Democrats advantage in generic ballot widens to 13%
CNN POLL CONDUCTED BY SSRS
Choice for Congress
Now 54% 41%
September 52% 42%
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 9, 2018
There was a stark difference between the sexes, with 63 percent of women saying they would vote Democrat, and only 33 percent said they would vote Republican.
The poll is a generic test and doesn’t show if the excited Democratic voters are where they need to be to flip seats in their favor.
The poll was taken Oct. 4-7. Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice on Oct. 6.