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

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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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