Sun 4 Nov, 2018 07:32 am
As a more casual observer than in my past, I have expected - until very recently - a repudiation of Trump in the form of a blue congressional wave.
Certainly, the news-readers’ constant anti-Trump slant would lead most people to believe Republicans will be ushered out of DC. (My CBS morning news-readers smirk and add personal asides, barely containing their personal opinions...)
Voting is at an all time high, they tell us, and traditionally, that spells Democrat victories. But, polling looks like both parties are coming out in droves.
Ted Cruz still appears to be holding sway in TX; GA may be purple now—which is a big deal, but Stacey is still behind.
Bold enough to make a prognostication? New voting trends you’ve noticed?
Speaking from Texas, we haven't learned our lesson yet. More Democrats are voting, but after being an endangered species so long they no longer know how to win. Beto comes close, but he, like so many of the ilk, does not go for the jugular when it counts most.
He seemed pretty tough to me during a bit of the debate I saw. Totally called Ted on some dishonest gaslighting rhetoric. I guess he could’ve humiliated him a bit more, but sometimes the overkill blows back.
He’s so close.
Looks like Republican/Democrat hybrid Manchin keeps his job.
McCaskill is in a dead heat.
I predict Republicans make gains in Senate and lose ground in House, but keep a slim majority.
saw on Twitter
Just had the umpteenth reporter and Texas political veteran from both parties tell me they think the polls are wrong on Texas Senate. Latest guy has reported from 7 @BetoORourke rallies recently & believes an upset will happen. As we saw in ‘16, polls are imprecise instruments.
After 2016, I’ll never be so certain about reading the political landscape. Very interested, tho.
I’d like very much to see Cruz defeated.
Recent gerrymandering has been and will continue for some time to be a boon to the Republicans.
That'll happen again. It's an annoying fact.