Republicans have edge in 2014 homestretch

In this poll:

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Poll Questions

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

No opinion

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Thinking about the upcoming election for the U.S. House and some U.S. Senate and governor seats, are you following the election very closely, somewhat closely, not so closely or not closely at all?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the Congressional election the week after next: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?/(IF ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN TO VOTE) Have you already voted by absentee ballot or early voting, or not?

Q: (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) If the election for the U.S. House of Representatives were being held today, would you vote for (the Democratic candidate) or (the Republican candidate) in your congressional district?

Q: (IF CERTAIN TO VOTE) As you know, this is a midterm election, with no presidential contest. Is voting in mid-term elections something you do always, nearly always, usually, or just sometimes?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) [Will/Was] one reason for your vote for Congress [be] to express (support for) Obama, to express (opposition to) Obama, or is/was Obama not a factor in your choice?

Q: Just your best guess - do you think the Republican Party will take control of the U.S. Senate in the November election, or not?

No opinion

Q: If control of the Senate switched from the Democrats to the Republicans after this election, do you think that would be a good thing, a bad thing, or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Have you recently been contacted by any individual or organization working in support of a candidate for Congress or the U.S. Senate, asking for your vote?

No opinion

Q: (ASKED IF CONTACTED) Were you asked to vote for a (Republican) candidate, for a (Democratic) candidate or were you contacted by both sides? (RESULTS BASED ON ALL REGISTERED VOTERS)

Q: Have the candidates in your Congressional district been mainly (discussing the issues) or mainly (attacking each other)?

No opinion

Q: Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

No opinion

Q: Overall, how much do you feel you can trust the government in Washington to do what's right - a great deal, somewhat, not so much or not at all?

Q: Do you think the federal government's ability to deal with the country's problems has gotten better in the last few years, gotten worse, or stayed about the same? (IF WORSE) Who do you mainly blame for that – (Obama and the Democrats in Congress), (the Republicans in Congress), or both equally?

Q: Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?

Q: Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good or poor?

Q: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

Q: Do you think the federal government’s ability to deal with the country’s problems has gotten better in the last few years, gotten worse, or stayed about the same? (IF WORSE) Has it gotten much worse or somewhat worse?

Q: Do you think the U.S. economic system (generally favors the wealthy) or (is fair to most Americans)?

No opinion