Whatever advantage Democrats had heading into the 2018 midterms is nearly gone. According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls, the Democrat lead just dropped again and is now below five points.
At this point, it looks increasingly likely that Republicans will hold the House and the Senate. Democrats have no one but themselves to blame. Instead of crafting a message or plan for the American people, they have wasted a year screaming about Russia.
Their poll numbers are tanking as a result.
Hot Air reports:
More Shrinkage: Democrats’ Lead On Generic Ballot Dips Further To 4.7 Points
The news yesterday was that, at 5.2 points, the Dems’ generic-ballot advantage had dwindled to its lowest point of Trump’s presidency. But as encouraging as that was, there were milestones still untouched by the GOP. Yesterday the party was at 40.2 percent on the ballot, tied for its highest mark of the Trump era. But they’d never once inched above that since Inauguration Day.
Until now. As I write this they’re sitting at 40.5 percent, just 4.7 points back of Democrats. If they can knock another point off that lead, they’d probably be narrow favorites to hold the House. And needless to say, they’re heavy favorites right now to hold the Senate.
Here’s a look at the hard data from Real Clear Politics:
Republicans can’t take anything for granted, but this looks very good for them.