Multiple Pollsters: Yeah, About the Blue Wave Democrats Were Hoping For...
Democrats have been counting on a big "blue wave" to wipe out Republicans this year, like Tess Holliday at a pie-eating contest, only sloppier. There has been some pushback (see CBS Pollster Casts Doubt on Democratic ‘Blue Wave’ in Midterm Elections and A Blue Wave? Here’s Why Nancy Pelosi Needs to Slow Her Roll [VIDEO]). But I think only the most hardcore MAGA-sexuals have come to grips with Republicans at least losing the House.
That was pre-Kavanaugh circus where Democrats tried lynching an innocent man. Now with the less than thirty days to go, the "blue wave" seems less a sure thing. (h/t Twitchy).
The Democrats have put a long list of Republican-leaning districts into play. But it's not clear whether they actua… https://t.co/wBiWp1cb4B— Nate Cohn (@Nate Cohn)1538934702.0
We have the D's generic ballot/popular vote lead trending toward +7.5 or so. So while the topline numbers in our Ho… https://t.co/Pok68I0KBE— Nate Silver (@Nate Silver)1538937508.0
CBS News' latest Battleground Tracker polls show Democrats are having mixed success in their red state battles… https://t.co/QzHSKs9ICI— CBS News (@CBS News)1538926789.0
So what happens to the Dem field in 2020 if we wake up on Nov 7 (or whenever the heck CA finishes its count) and th… https://t.co/23Yqu4BQXk— (((Harry Enten))) (@(((Harry Enten))))1538937790.0
I think we all know what happens.
The change could just be natural tightening as we get closer to election day. Or it could be the unhinged left turning off swing voters in their barbaric treatment of Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats may have been counting on anti-Trump Republicans to vote blue as a means of sending a message. Instead, they're getting anecdotal stories like this one:
From a conservative who has been disgusted by the Trumpified GOP: “I didn’t think I could drag myself to the polls.… https://t.co/LHVfj5yZuO— Jay Nordlinger (@Jay Nordlinger)1538920635.0
As Ted Cruz discussed on Thursday, the Democrats have been angry, in the full swings of Trump derangement syndrome. The left is motivated to come out and vote in the midterms. The Republicans, heretofore, haven't been as passionate. Making them less likely to turn out in the midterms. Kavanaugh may have tilted the scales.
What say you?