Most voters now believe it is at least somewhat likely that Republicans will win control of both houses of Congress in this November’s elections, and nearly half say there will a noticeable change in the lives of Americans if this happens.
But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that while 64% say a GOP takeover of the House is likely, only 34% believe it is Very Likely. Still, that’s up eight points from January when 26% said Republican control of the House was Very Likely. Twenty-five percent (25%) think that change is unlikely, but just six percent (6%) say it’s Not At All Likely.
Similarly, 56% think Republicans are likely to win a majority in the Senate in the upcoming elections, but just 24% say it is Very Likely. Thirty-one percent (31%) say GOP control of the Senate is not likely, with seven percent (7%) who believe it’s Not At All Likely to occur.
Interestingly, while roughly two-thirds of Mainstream voters say Republicans are likely to win both the House and Senate, most of those in the Political Class believe a GOP takeover is unlikely in either case.
Forty-seven percent (47%) of all voters say there will be a noticeable change in the lives of most Americans if Republicans win control of Congress, up slightly from 43% in February. Twenty-eight percent (28%) don’t believe GOP leadership of Congress will result in that kind of change, but another 25% are not sure.