New York, May 22 (ANI): American voters are more likely to vote in newcomers in the November elections, a new poll indicates.
The national telephone poll was conducted for Fox News by Opinion Dynamics Corp. among 900 registered voters from May 18 to May 19.
If the voter only knew that one candidate was the incumbent and the other was a new challenger, twice as many say they would vote for the newcomer.
The new candidate is preferred by a 41 percent to 20 percent margin, with the remaining 32 percent saying "it depends."
However, voting patterns and preferences amongst supporters of the two parties are highly dissimilar, with Democratic voters split almost evenly between voting for the newcomer (30 percent) or the incumbent (28 percent), whereas by a wide, 42-point margin Republican voters would pick the new candidate, and by a 35-point margin independent voters would do the same.
The new poll also found that among voters who say they are "extremely" or "very" interested in the midterm elections, 48 percent would back the Republican candidate and 35 percent the Democrat.
In the vote match-up, almost all Democratic (84 percent) and Republican (85 percent) voters would support their party's candidate.
Meanwhile, the polls don't bode well for the Congress voters continue to be unhappy with it. Sixty-five percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. That's nearly three times as many as the 22 percent who approve.
More than 8 in 10 Republicans (83 percent) and Tea Party members (86 percent), and over two-thirds of independents (68 percent), disapprove of the Democratically-controlled Congress. Even Democrats are more likely to say they disapprove (48 percent) than approve (34 percent). (ANI)