Washington (CNN) - Eight months to the day before Election Day 2014, anti-incumbent sentiments are at a record high, according to a new national poll.
And an ABC News/Washington Post survey also indicates that with control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs this November, Republicans have a slight advantage over Democrats in the states holding Senate elections.
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Just 22% of those questioned in the poll say they're "inclined to vote to re-elect" their representative in the U.S. House. That's down five percentage points from January, and it's the lowest level in the quarter century ABC News/Washington Post surveys have asked that question. Sixty-eight percent say they're "inclined to look around for someone else to vote for"– an all-time high.
The survey, released Tuesday, suggests that those with anti-incumbent feelings favor the Republican candidate in their congressional district by eight points, while pro-incumbents support the Democratic candidate by a 14 point margin.
Democrats need to pick up 17 GOP-held House seats to win back control of the Republican-led chamber, a feat political handicappers say is unlikely considering the shrinking number of competitive congressional districts.
In the battle for the Senate, the poll indicates the GOP has a 50%-42% advantage over Democrats in the 34 states holding contests this November.
Democrats hold a 55-45 majority in the Senate (53 Democrats and two independents who caucus with the party), but are defending 21 of the 36 seats up in November, with half of those Democratic-held seats in red or purple states.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted Feb. 27-March 2, with 1,002 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report