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Quinnipiac released a new poll on Thursday morning that shows 46 percent of Americans want to see the Republican Party win control of the United States House of Representatives in 2022. Sixteen percent of those polled did not offer an opinion while 38 percent preferred Democrats.

While Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly backed their own parties, a 41-31 GOP edge among Independents helped to create the gap.

The GOP also received a 46-40 advantage in which party those surveyed would like to see control the United States Senate. There was also a plus-10 advantage among Independents for Republicans in this poll.

Quinnipiac also asked if a candidate strongly embraced President Donald J. Trump and his ideas how it would impact a voter. Forty-two percent said they’d be less likely to vote for that candidate while 29 percent said they’d be more likely to vote for that candidate and 27 percent said it wouldn’t have an impact.

Among Republicans, 61 percent said they’d be more likely to vote for that candidate and 29 percent said it would have no impact. Just eight percent said they’d be less likely to vote for that candidate.

Those polled were asked an open-ended question regarding the most important problem facing the country:

Division/polarization 11 percent;

The economy 10 percent;

Immigration/border security 8 percent;

Inflation/high cost of living 8 percent.

Forty-six percent said Republicans would do the best job handling the problem they mentioned while 35 percent said Democrats would.

Fifty-two percent said the Democrat Party has moved too far to the left. Forty-three percent said the GOP hasn’t moved too far in either direction. Thirty-five percent said it has gone too far to the right while 13 percent said it has moved too far to the left.

For comparison’s sake, just 6 percent said the Democrats were too far to the right.

President Joe Biden received a 36-53 percent job approval rating. Republicans disapprove 94-4 while Democrats approve 87-7. Independents disapprove 56-29.

Biden received his lowest grades so far on the following four issues:

*response to COVID-19 (45 percent approve/50 percent disapprove);

*climate change (41 percent approve/48 percent disapprove);

*the economy (34 percent approve/59 percent disapprove);

*foreign policy (33 percent approve/55 percent disapprove).

Despite all of that, the same poll says 57 percent support the infrastructure bill that was recently passed. However, that number has fallen from 62 percent in early October.

Sixty-eight percent said increased prices have caused them to change their spending habits.

Fifty-two percent disapprove of the federal government’s vaccine mandate related to COVID. Fifty-seven percent said those unvaccinated who work on-site or in-person with others should be required to wear a mask while at work while 40 percent disagree.

Forty-nine percent said the issue of getting a COVID vaccine is an issue primarily about public health. Forty-four percent said it is about personal freedom.

In total, there were 1,378 adults nationwide surveyed from Nov. 11-15 with a margin of error +/- 2.6 percent.

Author: Jacob Hall