As we head into the 2018 midterms, Democrats are struggling just to find a coherent message. To make matters worse for them, Gallup polling just revealed that Americans are increasingly happy with the direction the country is headed in.
The Daily Wire reports:
Gallup: This Good Polling News Could Be Bad News For Democrats
In its summary of its latest survey, Gallup underscores that what’s good news about public perception on the direction of the country could be bad news for the Democrats. “If satisfaction remains where it is or increases, as opposed to falling back as it did after the increase in February this year, it could aid the Republican Party in the 2018 midterm elections,” Gallup reports.
Gallup found that satisfaction with the direction of the country has reached its highest mark in almost 13 years. Not since way back in 2005 have Americans felt better about how things are going.
Since April, the percentage of people who say they’re “satisfied” with the way things are going in the U.S. has improved by 8 points: 37% now say they are satisfied, up from 29% a month ago. That level has only been matched briefly right before the election in 2016. Gallup hasn’t recorded a higher number since late September 2005, when 39% were satisfied with the direction of the country.
Voters don’t generally vote for big change when they’re happy with how things are going.
The supposed blue wave keeps getting smaller.