Democrats reach +14 in midterm election poll, with "59% of registered voters say[ing] it’s highly important to them to support a candidate who shares their opinion of the president."
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) September 4, 2018
Two months ahead of the midterm elections, Democrats hold a clear advantage over Republicans in congressional vote support, with antipathy toward President Trump fueling Democratic enthusiasm, even among those in the party who stayed home four years ago, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
The survey also points to broad unrest and frustration with the political system generally. More than 6 in 10 Americans say Trump and the Republican Party are out of touch with most people in the country. While Democrats fare better, a narrower 51 percent majority also judged them out of touch.
Registered voters say they favor the Democratic candidate over the Republican candidate in their district by 52 percent to 38 percent. That is a marked increase from the four-point edge in an April Post-ABC poll but similar to the 12-point advantage Democrats enjoyed in January…
our years ago, when Republicans made gains in the midterm elections, the GOP enjoyed a 10-point advantage on this question in Post-ABC surveys that fall, 71 percent to 61 percent. The latest survey also asked whether people had voted in 2014, and among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who say they did not, 63 percent say they are absolutely certain to vote in November.
The past three midterm elections — 2006, 2010 and 2014 — produced substantial losses for the party that held the White House. In 2006, Republicans lost control of the House, but they regained it four years later. In 2014, they captured control of the Senate. Trump’s victory in 2016 gave them full control of the executive and legislative branches.
Presidential approval has become a strong indicator of which party voters will support in midterm elections. More than 8 in 10 voters who disapprove of a president’s performance have backed opposition party candidates in recent midterm elections…
Something tells me the “elections have consequences” people won’t interpret a mid term thumping as a rejection of all their programs.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 5, 2018
I feel like the insanity of that very matter-of-fact statement isn't really getting through.
This national anthem kneeling debate is total Trump catnip. He routinely uses the POTUS bully pulpit to hammer it.
He's not doing so here, because the company at issue is paying him.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 4, 2018
He’s gone from 4.9 lies a day to 8 lies a day and in last 3 months has actually hit 15.4 lies a day. Impressive! https://t.co/MJQt6dqkE9
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) September 4, 2018