The Democratic Party’s national advantage over their Republican opponents continued to collapse this week; shrinking to four percentage points after double-digit leads just months ago.
A recent survey by CBS News shows the liberal advantage largely evaporating ahead of the 2018 midterms, with 36 percent of those asked saying the GOP should retain control of Congress and 40% hoping for a left-wing “blue wave” in November.
The shrinking advantage and surprising poll numbers were conducted after the President’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration made national headlines, with the Commander-in-Chief urging Congress to find a permanent solution to the escalating border crisis.
“CBS’s poll, which sampled 2,063 adults between June 21-22, 2018 and has a margin of error of 2.6 percent, also shows there are a significant number of Trump supporters who opposed the zero-tolerance policy but did not hold the president responsible. The results also suggest voters are compartmentalizing the issue,” writes the Daily Caller.
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BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Democrat Edge EVAPORATES Heading into Summer
The Democrats’ double-digit lead continued to crash and burn this week, with new polls showing the GOP has either erased the liberal advantage or is actually beating their left-wing opponents on generic ballots.
The lead -once as high as 18 points- is all but gone on ballots asking voters if they preferred Democrats or Republicans; raising serious questions about the overly-hyped “blue wave” expected to sweep Congress this fall.
Late last year, Liberal Congressman Ted Lieu warned of a Democrat “megatsunami” heading into the midterm.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 20, 2017
Those predictions may turn out to be little more than wishful thinking, with a new Reuters poll showing Republicans enjoying a 2% edge over their Democratic opponents.
Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl
— Chris Kahn (@Cmkahn) May 21, 2018
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: GOP Fundraising SMASHES RECORDS Ahead of 2018 Midterms
The Republican National Committee revealed Wednesday that it raised more money heading into 2018 than any other midterm election in history; smashing expectations and raising serious questions about the predicted “blue wave” this fall.
“The RNC is investing in over 70 races across the country,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “We’re already on the ground in 27 states. In California two weeks ago, there were seven races where Hillary Clinton won those districts. In six of those districts, more Republicans turned out than Democrats. That is very good for us in those primaries.”
“We have raised more money than any political party in history going into a midterm,” she added.
McDaniel’s comments come as the Democratic National Committee struggles to raise money ahead of the 2018 election, when the DNC hopes to sway enough centrist and moderate voters to retake control of Congress this fall.