Politico sketched out how the House Republicans could narrowly hang onto their majority;
But here’s the surprising thing. As dire as the situation seems for Republicans, the elements of a skin-of-their-teeth escape are coming into focus….
if the party can keep the generic ballot deficit under about 9 percentage points and the president’s approval ratings can remain in the mid-40s, the GOP is in the range of where it needs to be to have a fighting chance of holding its House majority.
That translate to the Repbulican party can hold onto power being historically unpopular instead of abysmally unpopular and the President just being very unpopular instead of ungodly unpopular.
Any democratic theory of accountability that relies on public opinion as a constraint and a dampener on bad ideas fails miserably if this is the empirical case in November. Our political OODA loop would be completely corrupted.