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2014 midterm election indicator

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CNN--Republicans have a 49%-44% edge over Democrats in a generic ballot, a key 2014 midterm election indicator, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.

Three in 10 registered voters say they are extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for Congress next year, compared with more than four in 10 who felt that way in late 2009 at roughly the same point before the 2010 midterm elections.

Democratic voters seem particularly unenthusiastic about voting, which is likely to benefit the GOP. Another Republican advantage is President Barack Obama's standing with the public. The President may be a drag on Democratic congressional candidates -- more than half of registered voters say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes Obama than one who supports him.

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