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       Election 2014                         See also: Ratings of Congress


 
 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 12-15, 2014. N=854 registered voters nationwide (margin of error 4), including 470 likely voters (margin of error 4).
Results are among registered voters, except where noted.

             

"If the 2014 election for U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate in your district?" If depends/unsure: "Well as of today, do you lean more toward the Republican candidate or more toward the Democratic candidate?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Other
(vol.)
Won't
vote (vol.)
Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
  Likely voters:
 

9/12-15/14

49 42 3 1 5
 
  Registered voters:
 

9/12-15/14

47 42 3 1 7
             

Without leaners:
"If the 2014 election for U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate in your district?"
Options rotated

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Other
(vol.)
Won't
vote (vol.)
Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
    % % % % %
  Likely voters:
 

9/12-15/14

45 39 2 1 12
 
  Registered voters:
 

9/12-15/14

42 38 2 1 15
 

7/29 - 8/4/14

37 41 3 2 17
 

6/20-22/14

39 42 2 1 16
 

5/16-19/14

39 40 2 2 16
 

3/20-23/14

39 39 3 2 17
 

2/19-23/14

42 39 3 3 15
             

"Do you think most members of Congress have done a good enough job to deserve reelection, or do you think it's time to give new people a chance?"

 
    Deserve
reelection
Time for
new people
Depends on
candidates
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/12-15/14

5 87 4 4  
 

5/16-19/14

5 86 3 5  
             

"Do you think the representative in Congress from your district has performed his or her job well enough to deserve reelection, or do you think it's time to give a new person a chance?"

 
    Deserves
reelection
Time for
new person
Depends on
candidates
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/12-15/14

28 63 2 7  
 

5/16-19/14

29 62 2 8  

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Sept. 7-9, 2014. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide (margin of error 3), including 833 likely voters (margin of error 3).

             

"If the election for Congress were held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate in your district or the Republican candidate in your district?" If unsure: "Well, if you had to vote, which way would you lean?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Other
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

Likely voters:

 

9/7-9/14

47 40 4 9  
 
 

Registered voters:

 

9/7-9/14

45 41 4 11  
 

8/10-12/14

39 46 3 12  
 

7/20-22/14

41 43 3 13  
 

6/21-23/14

42 42 2 13  
 

6/1-3/14

43 39 3 15  
 

5/10, 12 & 13/14

40 43 4 13  
 

4/13-15/14

44 41 3 13  
 

3/2-4/14

38 40 8 14  
 

1/19-21/14

43 41 4 13  
 

12/14-16/13

43 43 3 12  
 

11/10-12/13

43 40 4 13  
 

10/20-22/13

37 45 5 12  

 

Pew Research Center. Sept. 2-9, 2014. N=1,552 registered voters nationwide (margin of error 2.9), including 1,150 likely voters (margin of error 3.3).

             

"... If the elections for U.S. Congress were being held TODAY, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district?" If other, unsure or refused: "As of TODAY, would you LEAN more to the Republican or the Democrat?"

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Other (vol.)/
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

Likely voters:

 

9/2-9/14

47 44 8    
 
 

Registered voters:

 

9/2-9/14

42 47 11    
 

8/20-24/14

42 47 11    
 

7/8-14/14

45 47 9    
 

4/23-27/14

47 43 9    
 

2/12-26/14

44 46 10    
 

12/3-8/13

44 48 8    
 

10/9-13/13

43 49 8    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 5-7, 2014. N=910 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party's candidate would you vote for in your congressional district?" If unsure: "As of today, who do you lean more toward?"

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Don't plan to
vote (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

Likely voters:

 

9/5-7/14

49 45 4 1 1
 
 

Registered voters:

 

9/5-7/14

45 47 5 2 1
 

7/18-20/14

44 48 5 1 2
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

45 47 3 2 2
 

5/2-4/14

46 45 5 3 1
 

12/16-19/13

49 44 4 2 1
 

11/18-20/13

49 47 2 1 2
 

10/18-20/13

42 50 4 2 1

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2014. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Thinking about the next election in November, right now, are you inclined to vote to reelect your representative in Congress, or are you inclined to look around for someone else to vote for?"

 
    Reelect
representative
Look for
someone else
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/4-7/14

23 67 3 8  
 

4/24-27/14

22 66 4 8  
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

22 68 3 8  
 

1/20-23/14

27 63 3 7  
 

10/17-20/13

24 66 4 6  
             

"If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate in your congressional district?" If other/unsure: "Would you lean toward the Democratic candidate or toward the Republican candidate?" Options rotated. Results below are among registered voters.

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Other
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Wouldn't
vote (vol.)/
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/4-7/14

44 46 1 4 5
 

5/29 - 6/1/14

45 47 1 3 5
 

4/24-27/14

44 45 1 2 8
 

2/27 - 3/2/14

45 46 1 3 5
 

1/20-23/14

46 45 1 3 6
 

12/12-15/13

45 47 1 4 4
 

10/17-20/13

40 48 1 5 5
 

5/16-19/13

40 48 2 4 7

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Sept. 3-7, 2014. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"What is your preference for the outcome of this year's congressional elections: a Congress controlled by Republicans or a Congress controlled by Democrats?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
control
Democratic
control
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/3-7/14

45 43 12    
 

7/30 - 8/3/14

44 43 13    
 

6/11-15/14

43 45 12    
 

4/23-27/14

45 45 10    
 

3/5-9/14

44 43 13    
 

1/22-25/14

43 45 12    
 

12/4-8/13

44 42 14    
 

10/25-28/13

41 45 14    
 

10/7-9/13

39 47 14    
 

9/5-8/13

43 46 11    
 

7/17-21/13

44 44 12    
 

5/30 - 6/2/13

42 45 13    
             

"In the next election for U.S. Congress, do you feel that your representative deserves to be reelected, or do you think that it is time to give a new person a chance?"

 
    Deserves to
be reelected
Time for
new person
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/3-7/14

32 57 11    
 

6/11-15/14

32 57 11    
 

3/5-9/14

34 55 11    
 

10/25-28/13

29 63 8    
 

7/17-21/13

32 57 11    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. Aug. 25-Sept. 2, 2014. N=1,239 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Thinking again about the upcoming congressional election in November: Would you prefer to see the Senate Democrats stay in the majority in the U.S. Senate, or do you want to see the Senate Republicans in the majority?" Options rotated

 
    Democratic
majority
Republican
majority
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

8/25 - 9/2/14

43 40 13 4  

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Aug. 23-28, 2014. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Now thinking again about the 2014 elections: If the election for Congress were being held today, and you had to make a choice, would you be voting for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate, in your congressional district?" If unsure: "And which party's candidate do you lean toward at this time?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/23-28/14

46 42 12    
 

3/16-20/14

43 43 14    
 

1/12-16/14

43 41 16    
 

10/27-31/13

41 44 15    
 

12/2-6/12

42 45 13    

 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 7-10, 2014. N=897 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Please tell me whether you think each of the following political office-holders deserves to be reelected, or not.

"How about the U.S. representative in your congressional district?"

 
    Deserves to
be reelected
Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/7-10/14

50 38 12    
 

4/24-30/14

50 37 13    
 

1/5-8/14

46 38 16    
 

11/3-4/12

59 30 11    
 

11/28 - 12/1/11

53 39 8    
 

8/4-7/11

54 34 12    
 

5/12-15/11

57 34 8    
             

"How about most members of Congress?"

 
    Deserve to
be reelected
Do not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/7-10/14

19 74 7    
 

4/24-30/14

22 72 7    
 

1/5-8/14

17 73 10    
 

11/3-4/12

36 56 8    
 

11/28 - 12/1/11

20 76 3    
 

8/4-7/11

21 70 9    
 

5/12-15/11

28 63 9    

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Aug. 4-7, 2014. N=806 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"If November's election for Congress were held today, which party's candidate are you more likely to vote for in your district . . . ?"

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Neither Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

8/4-7/14

43 38 6 12  
 

4/7-10/14

42 48 4 6  
 

2/4-9/14

44 46 4 5  
 

12/3-5/13

43 43 6 8  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll. July 28-31, 2014. N=634 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.9.

             

"Do you want to see the congressional Republicans stay in the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, or do you want to see the congressional Democrats in the majority?"

 
    Congressional
Republicans
Congressional
Democrats
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/28-31/14

43 41 16    
             

"Do you want to see the Senate Democrats stay in the majority in the U.S. Senate, or do you want to see the Senate Republicans in the majority?"

 
    Senate
Democrats
Senate
Republicans
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/28-31/14

41 43 15    

 

Pew Research Center. July 8-14, 2014. N=1,420 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Would you like to see your representative in Congress be reelected in the next congressional election, or not?"

 
    Yes No He/She is not
running (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

7/8-14/14

48 36 1 15  
 

10/9-13/13

48 38 1 14  
             

"Regardless of how you feel about your own representative, would you like to see most members of Congress reelected in the next congressional election, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

7/8-14/14

24 69 7    
 

10/9-13/13

18 74 8    

 

Quinnipiac University. June 24-30, 2014. N=1,446 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 2.6.

             

"If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate, or for the Democratic candidate in your district?"

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Someone
else (vol.)
Wouldn't
vote (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

6/24-30/14

39 41 2 2 17
 

3/26-31/14

38 40 2 2 18
 

1/15-19/14

38 37 2 3 21
 

1/4-7/14

38 37 2 2 21
 

12/3-9/13

41 38 3 2 16
 

11/6-11/13

39 39 3 2 18
 

9/23-29/13

34 43 4 2 17
 

7/28-31/13

36 40 3 2 19
 

6/28 - 7/8/13

34 39 3 2 21
 

5/22-28/13

38 38 3 1 20
 

4/25-29/13

37 41 3 1 19
 

3/26 - 4/1/13

35 43 2 2 18
             

"And if the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States Senate?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

6/24-30/14

46 44 10    
 

3/26-31/14

45 45 11    
 

1/15-19/14

43 44 13    
 

1/4-7/14

46 42 12    
 

12/3-9/13

47 42 11    
             

"If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?"

 
    Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

6/24-30/14

46 44 10    
 

3/26-31/14

45 46 10    
 

1/15-19/14

43 45 12    
 

1/4-7/14

46 44 10    
 

12/3-9/13

47 42 11    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). June 11-15, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters.

             

"If the choice in your district had the following, would you be more likely to vote for a Republican candidate for Congress, a Democratic candidate for Congress -- or an independent or third party candidate for Congress?"

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Independent,
third party
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/11-15/14

30 35 27 8  
 

10/25-28/13

28 35 30 7  

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=763 likely voters nationwide.

             

"If the elections for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, which party's candidate would you vote for in your congressional district: the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?" If unsure: "Which way are you leaning: toward the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?" Options rotated

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Other
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

6/6-9/14

43 43 3 11  

 

National Public Radio poll conducted by Democracy Corps (D) and Resurgent Republic (R). March 19-23, 2014. N=840 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.2.

             

"I know it's a long way off, but thinking about the election for Congress in November, if the election for U.S. Congress were held today, would you be voting for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate? ..."

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Another
candidate
(vol.)
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

3/19-23/14

43 44 2 9 1

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). March 5-9, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters.

             

"If there were a place on your ballot that allowed you to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including your own representative, would you do this, or not?" Half sample

 
    Would Would not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/5-9/14

54 42 4    
 

10/7-9/13

60 35 5    
 

7/17-21/13

57 39 4    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). March 2-4, 2014. N=1,002 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"If there were a place on the ballot in November where you could vote out all of the current members of Congress -- including your own senators and representative -- and replace them with new people, would you?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/2-4/14

67 26 7    

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Jan. 12-16, 2014. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Thinking one more time about YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS: Do you think your member of Congress has performed their job well enough to deserve reelection, or do you think it's time to give a new person a chance?" Options rotated

 
    Deserves
reelection
Give new
person a
chance
Depends on
opponent
(vol.)/Unsure
   
    % % %    
 

1/12-16/14

29 54 17    
 

10/27-31/13

26 58 16    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 18-20, 2013. N=841 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters.

             

"Please tell me whether you think each of the following political officeholders deserves to be reelected or not.

"The U.S. representative in your congressional district."
Half sample (Form A)

 
    Deserves to
be reelected
Does not
deserve to
be reelected
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/18-20/13

48 37 15    
             

"Most members of Congress." Half sample (Form A)

 
    Deserve to
be reelected
Do not
deserve to
be reelected
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/18-20/13

26 70 4    
             

"Most Democratic members of Congress." Half sample (Form B)

 
    Deserve to
be reelected
Do not
deserve to
be reelected
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/18-20/13

40 56 4    
             

"Most Republican members of Congress." Half sample (Form B)

 
    Deserve to
be reelected
Do not
deserve to
be reelected
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/18-20/13

20 76 4    

 

Democracy Corps poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D). March 9-12, 2013. N=840 likely voters nationwide.

             

"I know it's a long way off, but thinking about the election for Congress in 2014, if the election for U.S. Congress were held today, would you be voting for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?"

 
    Republican
candidate
Democratic
candidate
Another
candidate
(vol.)
Unsure Refused
    % % % % %
 

3/9-12/13

42 46 3 8 1

 


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