- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A new poll shows that Democrats are ahead of Republicans on the generic ballot heading into the midterm elections.

The USA Today/Pew Research survey showed that 47 percent of registered voters said they would cast their ballot for the Democratic candidate or lean Democratic, compared to 42 percent who would vote or lean Republican.

“However, those who plan to vote Republican this fall have given more thought than Democratic voters to the midterm elections,” the poll analysis said. “Nearly six-in-ten (58 percent) Republican voters have given ‘quite a lot’ of thought to the elections, compared with 44 percent of Democratic voters.”