House Republican candidates are closing in on their Democratic counterparts as the 2018 midterm election cycle fast approaches, according to a new generic ballot poll.

Just shy of half of American voters surveyed by Quinnipiac University would support a Democratic contender in their local congressional race if the November elections were held today, representing only a 7-percentage-point advantage on GOP candidates. That figure is on par with RealClearPolitics' generic ballot poll aggregator as of Tuesday.

A similar study published by Quinnipiac on Sept. 12 found Democrats had a 14-percentage-point lead on Republicans.

The research released Tuesday reports a majority of voters wanting a Democrat-controlled Senate in the next session of Congress. A plurality also disapprove of President Trump's job as the country's chief executive.

Quinnipiac polled 1,111 voters across the country from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30 using landlines and cell phones. Its results have a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.