Republican members of Congress breathed a sigh of relief Monday with new polls showing GOP legislators closing the gap with liberal lawmakers; cutting the Democratic edge to five points just months before voters head to the polls.
According to a new survey published by left-leaning ABC News, generic Republican candidates trail their Democratic opponents by a margin of 49% to 44%; largely slashing double-digit liberal gains from months ago.
“JUST IN: Democrats’ advantage in 2018 midterms narrows in latest @ABC News/WaPo poll, with Democrats holding a five-point lead among registered voters certain to vote in November,” posted ABC’s social media editor.
JUST IN: Democrats’ advantage in 2018 midterms narrows in latest @ABC News/WaPo poll, with Democrats holding a five-point lead among registered voters certain to vote in November. https://t.co/6GfHIGlp26 pic.twitter.com/t1sIoND6lm
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) April 16, 2018
The strong gains by Republican candidates comes on the heels of other positive polls; highlighting President Trump’s healthy 51% approval rating after months of strong economic data and diplomatic breakthroughs with North Korea.
DNC DISASTER: Republicans GAIN in NEW POLLS After ‘Schumer Shutdown’
New polling shows Republicans heading into the pivotal 2018 midterm elections with the wind at their backs; erasing Democratic gains for the first time since last spring as President Trump’s approval ratings continue to rise.
According to Politico, President Trump’s job performance inched higher following a disastrous month for Democrats; with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer caving on DACA, the budget, and the government shutdown.
“Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided,” writes Politico.
The polls show GOP candidates wiping out Democratic gains in recent months, shrinking their ten point generic advantage to a one point deficit against their Republican opponents.
The new data also shows President Trump’s approval rating matching his disapproval rating at 47%.
“Not only have Republicans increased support on the generic congressional ballot, they are now trusted more to handle the most important issue when voters head to the polls: the economy,” Morning Consult’s co-founder told Politico.
DNC DISASTER: GOP Raising TWICE AS MUCH MONEY Going into 2018 Midterms
The Republican National Committee is raking in donations at record levels as GOP poll numbers continue to soar; raising over twice as much money as the DNC heading into the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.
The RNC announced Wednesday morning that it raised over $12 million in January alone and nearly $150 million in the overall “2018 election cycle.” Those figures offer a stark comparison to the $66 million raised by the Democratic National Committee heading into the hotly-contested midterms.
Making things even worse for the Democratic Party is its high-levels of spending. The DNC forked out over $71 million ahead of this year’s election; leaving the organization nearly $6 million in debt.
“As we head into the 2018 midterm elections, the Republican Party continues to break fundraising records,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.
“We are working hand-in-hand with Republicans in Congress and President Trump to enact a pro-growth agenda on behalf of the American people. In doing so, we will continue to invest in our ground game, data operations, technology and Party infrastructure to win elections in 2018 and beyond,” she added.
h/t Daily Caller