More Voters Say Democratic Party Is Better at Governing than GOP: Poll

More registered voters say that the Democratic Party is better at governing than the Republican Party, according to a new poll.

The poll, which was conducted by Morning Consult, found that 48 percent of voters said Democrats are more capable of governing, while 42 percent sided with Republicans.

Morning Consult surveyed 3,735 registered voters from August 5 to August 14 and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

The poll's most recent findings shows a slight change from a previous survey conducted in July, that found 47 percent saying the Democratic Party was capable of governing, compared to 43 percent siding with the GOP. The poll from July surveyed 2,001 registered voters from July 8 to July 10 and has margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stands on stage at the end of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, being held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on August 19, 2020. Olivier Douliery/Getty

The poll also found an increasing number of voters seeing a Democratic presidential victory as likely. According to the poll, 45 percent of all voters said they think Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will win the election, while 41 percent said President Donald Trump.

In March, Morning Consult conducted a similar poll, and found 41 percent saying they think a Democratic victory is likely, while 44 percent said they think Trump will win. The poll from March tested a "generic Democratic candidate against Trump" while the most recent poll tested Biden against Trump.

The March poll surveyed 1,990 registered voters on March 4 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

While an increasing number of voters are beginning to think a Democratic victory is likely in the upcoming presidential election, if Biden does win, he will become the first candidate to defeat a sitting president since 1992 when Bill Clinton beat then-President George H.W. Bush.

Additionally, the poll found that Democrats are more likely to be angry or worried about the upcoming presidential election when compared to Republicans. According to the poll, 68 percent of Democrats said they were worried about the upcoming election and 49 percent said they were angry. On the other hand, 49 percent of Republicans said they were worried, and 33 percent said they were angry.

Among other feelings about the election, the poll found 12 percent more Republicans than Democrats saying they're confident about the election (58 to 46 percent) while almost an equal amount of each group said they were excited (54 percent to 52 percent) and hopeful (71 to 69 percent).

Newsweek reached out to the Republican and Democratic National Committees for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.