NBC/WSJ: Huge Margin Thinks Democrats are Crazy
There is a new NBC/WSJ poll out. As everyone digs through it looking for something that validates their worldview, here's what I found:
"Are Democratic candidates for Congress generally in the mainstream of most Americans' thinking or out of step? (vi… https://t.co/fuMATPFrkm— Ryan Struyk (@Ryan Struyk) 1532313488.0
No surprises here (see Michelle Wolf Celebrates Abortion, Compares to Classic 80s Movie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Midterm Elections to Ending Slavery). But before MAGA-sexuals start to celebrate, slow your roll. This factoid doesn't make the election an automatic shoe-in for Trump or the GOP. Trump's good on the economy and he uses the best words, the very best, but then there's this:
We can hold our own with Rs , but if we are losing indies by big margins we are still ‘in deep doodoo ‘ 2/2— amy walter (@amy walter) 1532346263.0
What does all this mean for the midterm elections?
It all depends on how much Trump's election has actually disrupted our normal politics. In theory, the out of power party should pick up a lot of seats. Also in theory, economic confidence should mean keeping the part in power... in power. The rub is that when it comes to the electorate, it's like the reverse Shapiro. Feelings don't always care about your facts. The midterms are mostly a referendum on the president. Just like in 2010 and 2014, when we all celebrated because the results validated our belief Obama sucked. Indy voters should be happy with the economy. They might be more motivated by their joy in the economy if sometimes Trump didn't come across like an unhinged crazy person. Sometimes. We may enjoy the silliness, but not everyone does. Okay? Okay.
However, a 15% swing in whether or not voters think Democrats line up with the mainstream is significant. Especially as the left continues to expose themselves as lunatics in constant need of Depends. Like a weekly subscription service. Boxes of Depends. These pretzels are making me thirsty.
Buckle up for a fun four months.