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For Voters, Democrat Takeover of House Is A Close Call

Democrats need to pick up at least 25 new seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next year's elections, but even after several high-profile losses in special elections this year, Democrats remain confident they can do it. Other voters are not.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least somewhat likely that Democrats will regain control of the House in next year’s election. Just as many (44%) consider it unlikely. This includes 13% who say a Democratic takeover is Very Likely and 11% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 6 & 9, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 6 & 9, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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