Democrats have a solid double-digit lead in a generic matchup for the midterm elections on Nov. 6, according to a new poll released Tuesday that also showed strong support for the party among women voters.
Overall, 54 percent of likely voters said they backed the Democrat in their district while 41 percent supported the Republican, according to the CNN poll, which was conducted by SSRS.
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That was the widest margin of support for Democrats in a midterm election since 2006, when the party had a 21-point lead over Republicans among likely voters.
In that election, Democrats took control of the House, and elected California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as speaker, a position she held until the GOP took over in 2011.