As President Trump’s approval rating continues to rise after a string of economic and diplomatic successes, Democrats are seeing their midterm advantage shrinking as both parties set their sights on the 2018 elections.
A surprising new poll shows the generic Democratic advantage shrinking to just six points over generic Republicans; the lowest level seen since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.
“In the past six months, the generic congressional ballot has been cut in half, from a Democrat lead of roughly 13% in December to about 6% now. While still behind, Republicans are closing the gap, suggesting 2018 may not be the ‘blue wave’ many expect,” writers USA Today.
The stunning survey comes on the heels of a Rasmussen poll that showed President Trump hovering at 50% approval despite months of negative covering surrounding the never-ending Mueller probe.
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DNC DISASTER: Democratic Party ‘DEAD BROKE’ Heading into 2018 Elections
Despite liberal lawmakers and the mainstream media predicting a “blue wave” in the 2018 midterm elections, the Democratic Party is “dead broke” and riddled with debt according to insiders familiar with the DNC’s dismal finances.
According to The Week, the Democratic National Committee had a disastrous 2017; coming up short in fundraising goals and saddled with debt from the party’s stunning 2016 presidential defeat to Donald Trump and a string of special election losses.
Year-end filings show the Democratic Party is riddled with more than $6 million in debt, with just over $6.5 million on hand; meaning the party has just $500,000 in cash heading into the highly-contested elections to retake control of Congress.
“Meanwhile, the Republicans are swimming in pools of money. The Republican National Committee had raised $132 million by the end of 2017 — about twice as much as the DNC — and entered 2018 with almost $40 million to spare, with not a penny of debt,” writes the Week.
The lack of Democratic fundraising highlights growing fractures within the Democratic party as it sets its sights on 2018; with the progressive wing furious over Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s shutdown surrender earlier this month.
DNC DISASTER: Democrats BORROW $2 MILLION Just Months Before 2018 Midterms
The Democratic National Committee is in tough shape heading into the 2018 midterms; with recent FEC filings revealing the party borrowed nearly $2 million in loans this February, just months before the nation heads to the polls.
Political infighting, Hillary Clinton’s attack on “white women,” and the party’s ongoing relationship with anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan all translated into a dismal fundraising effort in February; raking in just $7 million while their GOP opponents raised nearly $13 million.
“I knew if I had money — first of all, if you have money, you have power, and if you have money, you have a seat at the table,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel told Politico. “If you focus on the fundraising and you do well there, then you get a lot of credibility in a town that didn’t know who I was.”
The chairwoman has her sights firmly set on the 2018 midterms, saying “Their first midterm, they usually lose seats […] We understand that, and so we’ve been preparing for that all year.”
h/t Daily Caller