With just under two months until election day, voter confidence in a Republican-led Congress continues to decline, according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, and women are far more disenchanted with current leadership than men.
> Less than two months before Election Day, 52% of registered voters said they would prefer Democrats to control Congress, while 40% preferred Republican control. That 12-point lead expanded from an 8-point Democratic edge in August.
> The poll found that Democrats are benefiting from a strong showing of support among women. By 3 percentage points, men want Republicans rather than Democrats to control Congress, 47% to 44%. Women, by contrast, favor Democratic control by 25 percentage points—58% to 33%.
The survey was conducted after Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was made public, the Journal noted.