Nightmare for GOP: Many Trump Supporters Plan Not to Vote

This morning Bloomberg is reporting a nightmare scenario for the GOP’s prospects in the midterm elections. According to the business news service:

“A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House. President Trump’s boasts that a “red wave” could increase Republican majorities appear to have lulled GOP voters into complacency, raising the question of whether they’ll turn up at the polls.” read more

The 2018 Blue Wave May Influence Swing State Governors Races

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Most people think that if there is a Blue Wave election this year it will result in Democrats taking control of one or both houses of Congress. Just as likely, however, is the chance that the Blue Wave will sweep Democrats into power in statehouses throughout the nation. In many states popular moderate Republican governors are retiring due to term limits, and the GOP candidates seeking to replace them have won primaries by tying themselves to Donald Trump. read more

Democrats Irate as Republicans Refuse to Fund Election Security

Republicans in the House of Representatives have put forward a spending bill that excludes new money for election security grants to states, causing an outcry from furious Democrats.

Amid a firestorm of controversy about President Trump’s denial of Russian election interference there was an expectation that the House would fund a bipartisan approach that would help states protect themselves from cyber attacks and other threats to election security. read more

60 GOP House Seats Are In Districts That Went for Clinton or Obama

Daily Kos Elections (DKE) has come out with some new statistics that should have Republicans shaking in their boots.  In fact, it is this kind of information that probably led Paul Ryan to announce his retirement from Congress and as Speaker of the House.  At the very least this will buoy Democratic Party optimism that they have a very good chance of retaking control of the House of Representatives this year. read more

New Poll Shows Democrats With Double Digit Lead in Generic Ballot

Democrats have a ten percentage point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot for the 2018 midterm congressional elections according to a new poll released by NBC News at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday.

Exactly half of the registered voters polled in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll say they want Congress controlled by Democrats, while just 40% say they would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress. read more