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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Republicans win on issues

Democrats are up 7.3% in the the generic congressional poll. Of the 34 tossup races, 32 are now held by Republicans. This comes despite the best economy in 20 years.

"Businesses advertised 6.64 million available jobs in May, down from 6.84 million the month before. But there were only 6.1 million unemployed people," CBS News reported.

But Republicans have several openings. They win on the issues.

For example, Democrats cannot exploit on the Supreme Court. Every 5-4 decision this year went the conservative way. The public loved it.

"The U.S. Supreme Court closed its current term this week with its highest favorability ratings in several years," Rasmussen reported.

"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the Supreme Court’s job performance as good or excellent. Twenty-one percent (21%) still say the court is doing a poor job."

Gasoline prices are up, but so is the production of gasoline.

"The U.S. government sees oil production further climbing next year even amid transportation logjams in the country’s most prolific shale play," Bloomberg News reported.

"The Energy Information Administration sees U.S. crude output averaging 11.8 million barrels a day in 2019, up from its 11.76 million barrel a day estimate in the June outlook."

As for ICE, Democrats better chill.

"An Economist-YouGov poll conducted earlier this month found that 29 percent of U.S. adults support abolishing ICE, while 46 percent of Democrats and 54 percent of liberals said they would back that effort," The Hill reported.

Finally, there is the shrillness of Democratic supporters who stalk moms and old men who work for President Trump. I don't see an upside to this.

Republicans need a message. I have provided five possibilities.

Use them all.


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  1. All politics is local they say. When times are good people are too lazy to vote.

  2. Don, after you wrote a wonderful book showing how wrong the polls were in 2016 why would you even write about "generic polling" today?


  3. Don,I agree what is your point of the generic polling,hey I got a poll for you,my dog said the Dems are ahead.

  4. Well, as my wife is fond of saying, nobody asked me!

  5. I wonder how badly the generic poll oversampled liberals/democrats to achieve that number.

  6. My generic roses are beautiful, I don't care if everybody calls them weeds!