A few months ago, Democrats and their media allies thought they had the 2018 midterms in the bag. Now, with only two weeks to go to election day, the energy is shifting to Republicans. Any lead the Democrats had is virtually gone.
FOX News reports:
GOP candidates now ‘dead even’ with Democrats in most competitive House races, poll finds
Democrats’ once-cushy advantage in key House races has all but disappeared with just over two weeks to go before November’s crucial midterm elections, a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll found.
While the poll found that Democrats still hold a large advantage overall, in districts rated as the most competitive by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, the parties are now in a dead heat on the question of which one should control Congress.
“It’s a barnburner,” Bill McInturff, a GOP pollster who conducted the survey with Democrat Fred Yang, told the Wall Street Journal. “There’s a switch that’s been flipped . . . They are engaging in the campaign and the process.”
Whether Democrats indeed are riding a “blue wave” into November remains unclear. Early voting in certain states already has offered positive signs for Democrats. But Republicans can see a silver lining in the latest poll. Overall, the poll found that 48 percent of registered voters would prefer having Democrats in control of Congress, compared with 41 percent supporting the GOP. That 7-point gap has narrowed from the 12-point gap the Democrats had in September.
Republicans can’t take anything for granted. Everyone needs to get out and vote!