Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 46%, Democrats 36% [Biggest Gap in More than a year] Generic Congressional Ballot - Rasmussen Reports Republicans, as they have for nearly three years now, continue to lead Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot, this time for the week ending Sunday, April 15. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their districts congressional race if the election were held today, while 36% would choose the Democrat instead. This is the largest gap between the two parties since the beginning of 2011. It also doubles the gap found a week ago when the Republican led by five points, 45% to 40%.