Democrats and their media allies keep talking about a supposed blue wave coming in the 2018 midterm elections. A new poll throws cold water on that narrative. A lead they used to have is evaporating before their eyes.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Democratic lead in generic House ballot collapses from 15 percent to just 2 percent: Poll
Republicans are gaining on their Democratic counterparts in the generic House ballot, a new poll published Wednesday found.
Democrats maintain a lead over the GOP on the generic ballot, with 47 percent of registered voters saying they’d support Democratic candidates over Republicans if the election were held today. Forty-five percent of voters would support GOP candidates, according to a Monmouth University Poll.
That latest figures for the generic ballot are a marked shift from December, when 51 percent of voters said they would back Democrats, compared to 36 percent who would cast ballots for Republican congressional candidates.
“The generic Congressional ballot is prone to bouncing around for a bit until the campaign really gets underway later this year,” Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said. “But Democrats who counted on riding public hostility toward the tax bill to retake the House may have to rethink that strategy.”
Wait until the benefits of the tax reform bill kick into full gear. That will undoubtedly have further impact on poll numbers.