opinion poll

Poll asks voters whether they prefer men or women on the ballot

When asked if they'd prefer to vote for a man or a woman, all things being equal in the congressional election this fall, the vast majority (three quarters) of registered voters said it doesn't matter one way or another. But more than twice as many voters (16%) said they'd prefer to support a woman than those who said they'd prefer to support a man (7%), according to a recent poll published Tuesday by USA Today/Suffolk.

The 2018 polls are tightening

More independents are saying they'll support the Republican candidate in 2018, which could be a warning sign for Democrats who hope an anti-Trump wave will help them seize control of the House majority.