For the first time in the 2018 midterm election cycle new polls show generic Republican candidates beating their Democratic opponents; throwing cold water on the predicted “blue wave” that would usher liberal lawmakers into power.
The new Reuters survey showed that 38% of likely American voters prefer a “Republican candidate” compared with 37% who favored the “Democratic candidate.”
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
The poll strongly suggests that GOP candidates are slowly gaining ground on their Democratic opponents, who held a significant lead just months ago.
GOP supporters say a string of recent victories for the President on issues like Israel, Iran, North Korea, and the economy are ushering in a new wave of donations and are pumping energy into the President’s political base.
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BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Pelosi VOWS to Run for Speaker if DEMS Take Congress
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi set off alarm bells throughout Democratic circles Thursday, confirming her plans to run for Speaker of the House should her party retake control of Congress after the 2018 midterms.
Pelosi’s comments were warmly received by Republicans across the country heading into the elections; with GOP strategists planning to tie their opponents to the unpopular Democrat as American voters head to the polls.
“We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told the Boston Globe this week.
“It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” she added, referencing the top positions in Congress and the White House. “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”
“She is the most unpopular politician in every single competitive district in the country,” said a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, who welcomed the news of her run for Speaker of the House.
Read the full story at the Boston Globe.
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Poll Shows Americans Side with TRUMP on Economy, Security
The mainstream media’s highly-anticipated “blue wave” is turning into a potential “red tide” ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, with new polls showing Americans overwhelmingly side with the President on the economy and national security.
A new survey published by Zogby Analytics shows likely voters “trust” the White House on key issues facing American families just months before voters head to the polls to decide the fate of Congress.
When asked “Who do you Trust more?” on handling economic issues, 41% of those asked said the President, compared to 35% who said the Democrats.
Trump also topped liberal lawmakers 40% to 38% when asked about national security.
“Could Trump prove to be the difference maker for Republicans in 2018? The data does point in this direction but the election is still six months out. Now Republican congressional candidates must decide if they want President Trump to blaze the campaign trail for them. That could prove to be wise at the moment,” said the poll.