Monday, May 5
(Undated) -- Six months ahead of November's midterm elections, Republicans are in better shape to keep control of the House and retake the Senate in November than they have been in a very long time, according to a new poll. Today's "USA TODAY"/Pew Research Poll shows registered voters favoring Republicans, 47 to 43-percent nationally. That's a much stronger showing than the GOP had six months before midterm elections in either 1994 or 2010. Republicans picked up more than 60 seats to retake the House four years ago. In 1994, the GOP gained 54 seats to win control of the House for the first time since the 1950s.