Voters are split on their party preference for House candidates, according to a new poll showing Democrats losing some support with the public.
In the poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, 38 percent of those surveyed say they would vote for their Republican House candidate, and an equal number choose the Democrat. Twenty percent are undecided.
That’s a slight decline for Democrats since the last poll, released earlier this month, that indicated 41 percent of voters would back a Democrat while 37 percent would back a Republican.
However, Democrats in Congress are still seen more favorably than Republicans, with respect to their job performance and the party generally. While 24 percent of those polled say they approve of the way Republicans in Congress are handling their job, 30 percent approve of Democrats, a steady approval rating for both parties.