New Poll Finds Majority of Voters Want GOP to Control Senate

New Poll Finds Majority of Voters Want GOP to Control Senate

( – All eyes are on both the result of the 2020 presidential election and Georgia’s upcoming runoff elections for both its US Senate seats. The outcome of those races could decide who controls the chamber next term. A new poll shows that most voters favor a split Congress, meaning they want Republicans to retain control of that body.

On November 23, a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found that about 56% of voters wanted a split government with 44% favoring Democratic control over both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Republicans currently control 50 Senate seats for the 2021 legislative term, meaning if President Donald Trump wins the presidential election, they will keep control of the Senate. However, if Democratic hopeful Joe Biden wins and Democrats pick up both seats in Georgia’s January 5, 2021, runoffs, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will likely end up the new majority leader.

American voters typically enjoy a balanced control of Congress’ two chambers. So, the results of this poll aren’t unexpected. Time will tell what happens in the presidential election and the Georgia runoffs. We’ll keep you updated.

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