For many months now, the Democrats and the mainstream media have been pointing to the large gap in the generic ballot as proof that a blue wave is coming in the 2018 mid-term elections. The Democrats need to turn about two dozen seats to take over control of the House. The difference in the generic ballot is now a statistical zero. What does that mean? Please read further.
As Written and Reported By Steven Lawrence for the Daily Caller:
Republicans appear to have closed the gap with Democrats in the all-important “generic ballot” — a clear sign that the GOP is surging politically in the run-up to the November 2018 midterms.
Democrats continue to insist that a “Blue Wave” will sweep their party back into control of the House of Representatives and may even allow them to recapture the Senate as well.
But the generic ballot — the best single measure of the relative balance of support of the two parties with the electorate — strongly suggests otherwise.
In the last week alone, three major pollsters have found that the gap between the two parties is statistically negligible. YouGov found a Democratic advantage of just 2 points. Reuters found a margin of 3 points.
And IBB/TIPP, considered by many to be the single most reliable pollster in the country, reported that the race is a dead heat.
These findings, which contrast sharply with the large double-digit lead Democrats enjoyed last December, and again in early July, put the lie to their party’s claims of growing Trump and GOP weakness.
In fact, Trump’s own polling numbers are continuing to inch upward, with major gains reported among Hispanics, Blacks, gays, millennials and of course, Republicans. On the economy, the president enjoys widespread popular support that appears to be spilling over into support for many down ticket GOP candidates.
Trump is “5 for 5” with candidates he had endorsed, including most recently Troy Balderson,…..
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