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Three recent polls — conducted by CNN/SSRS, Quinnipiac University and Fox News —have shown Democrats losing their double-digit edge in generic congressional polling over the GOP. In two of the polls, Democrats experienced a double-digit drop in their lead from earlier polling.Why it matters: There has been a lot of buzz about a blue wave that allows Democrats to retake the House in 2018, but these polls should give the left some pause. That's because Democrats will need to over-perform against a generic ballot to score big gains in the House since — as Nate Cohn at the NYT notes in a worthy read — gerrymandered congressional districts give the GOP a clear electoral edge heading into the fall.By the numbers:CNN/SSRS:March 29: Democrats +6 — 50% to 44%February 26: Democrats +16 — 54% to 38%Quinnipiac University:March 21: Democrats +6 — 49% to 43% for both the House and Senate.December 5, 2017: Democrats +14 — 50% to 36% for the House and 51% to 37% for the Senate.Fox News:March 25: Democrats +5 — 46% to 41%.October 25, 2017: Democrats +15 — 50% to 35%.https://www.axios.com/polls-show-democrats-edge-over-gop-slides-ahead-of-midterm-elections-a2f7ab97-8918-4541-ac21-c3eea80da02c.html
It's also telling how these Republicans are waiting until the last exit, to jump out of the car. As if just trying outright to hand their seat Democrats.