Republicans have consistently led the generic ballot in the last year leading up to the 2022 midterms, but the race has tightened over the last few months as Republican candidates such as Herschel Walker and J.R Majewski have been hit with manufactured scandals.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott (R-Fl.) has stood behind Republican Senate candidates despite the barrage by the media, while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has taken a more hands-off approach and even criticized Republican candidates.

In key Senate races, Republicans have gained on Democrats in recent months.

In Pennsylvania, Democratic nominee John Fetterman led Republican nominee Mehmet Oz by over 8 percent in August, according to a RealClearPolitics polling average.

Now, Fetterman only leads Oz by 3.4 percent, which is within the margin of error for most polls.

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A new poll released by Rasmussen found that Republicans now lead by 7 percent in the generic ballot, nearly doubling their total from the previous poll.

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FILE – Mehmet Oz takes part in a forum for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., on April 2, 2022. Republicans hoping to emerge from crowded primaries this year spent tens of thousands of dollars hiring operatives with ties to former President Donald Trump, hoping those connections would give them a leg up on landing critical endorsements that would help them win. But as Trump has gotten off the fence and weighed in in some of the year’s most competitive primaries, that strategy has proven a bust. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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The lead for a Republican candidate has nearly doubled since last week on the generic congressional ballot, according to Rasmussen Reports’ weekly poll released Friday.

Friday’s poll showed the generic Republican candidate is up seven points, with 48 percent of the likely U.S. voters to the generic Democrat candidate’s 41 percent, a three-point improvement for the GOP since last week.

The poll showed that 25 days before the election, only four percent said they would vote for another candidate, while another seven said they were still not sure.

Nevertheless, a seven-point lead on the generic ballot less than four weeks away from the election is a good sign for the Republicans, who are looking to net five seats, win back the majority, and unseat Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from her speakership. In fact, the Republicans have led the generic ballot all year.

Rasmussen noted that in October 2018 — before Democrats took the House for the first time in eight years — the two major parties were tied on the generic ballot at 45 percent.

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