The US Republican Party is set to lose its majority in both chambers of Congress to Democrats in the upcoming midterm congressional elections, a new poll shows.
The NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey released Sunday showed that Democrats were leading the GOP 52 percent to 40 percent on the generic ballot, a huge difference just six weeks away from the November 6 vote.
According to the poll, the 12-point gap gives more plausibility to current Democratic pledges of a “blue wave” scenario, where President Donald Trump’s party would shrink into a minority in both chambers.
That is not unexpected, however, as American voters have flipped control of at least one, if not both, houses of Congress in each of the last three off-year elections, indicating a strong need for change in the government’s direction.
“The results could not be clearer about making a change in direction from Trump’s policies,” Bill McInturff, the Republican pollster…