Key midterm voters were asked who leads the Democratic party. There goes the blue wave.

DCNFPeter Hasson, DCNF

Just five months out from November’s midterm elections, voters in competitive battleground districts don’t have a clear idea of who leads the Democratic Party, a new poll reveals.

When voters in those key districts were asked who the party’s leader is, the most popular answer was, “There isn’t one,” according to a CBS/YouGov poll released on Sunday.

Forty-five percent of midterm voters say Democrats are leaderless, the poll found.

Voters who said the Democratic Party does have a leader, couldn’t agree on who that leader is.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer received with 16 percent of the vote; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi received 15 percent; and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a socialist independent who ran for president as a Democrat in 2016, received 13 percent.

Seven percent named former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the twice-failed presidential candidate, as the leader of the party, while another four percent listed someone else.

The midterm battle for control of the House of Representatives is currently a toss-up, the poll found.

The poll was conducted over May 24 – 30 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.6 percent.

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