This marks the lowest level of support for the Democrats in tracking history and is the closest the two parties have been on the generic ballot.
Only four percent (4%) said they would vote for a candidate from another political party.
Last week, 42% said they would support their Democratic candidate, and 38% said they would vote Republican.
Over the past year, Democratic support has ranged from a low of 40% to a high of 50%. In that same time period, Republicans have been preferred by 34% to 41% of voters nationwide.
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Men now decisively support the GOP by a 42% to 36%, while women continue to support President Obama’s party 44% to 36%.
Voters not affiliated with either party support the GOP more by a 34% to 28% margin, while another 29% are undecided. Twelve percent (12%) of Democratic voters say they would vote for a member of the opposite party, while 8% of Republicans say the same.
Investors favor the GOP by a 44% to 35% margin, while non-investors prefer Democrats 50% to 31%.
Voters employed by the government say they would vote Democratic, 46% to 31%, while entrepreneurs favor the GOP 44% to 40%. Workers in the private sector also favor the GOP slightly more by a 40% to 37% margin, while retirees favor Democrats by just a two-point margin.