AP Study Shows Huge Advantage for Democrats in Special Elections

This week Donald Trump bragged about how his candidates were all winning, but a closer analysis by the Associated Press (AP) shows that Republicans should be very worried.

The new AP study shows Democratic voters being more enthusiastic than Republicans in almost a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office. Enthusiasm of voters is measured primarily by how many of each party turn up to vote, which has historically been a major problem for Democrats in elections when presidential candidates are not on the ballot. 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

New Polls Give New Evidence That A Blue Wave is Coming

Two recent opinion polls have lifted Democratic spirits as well as their prospects of sweeping to victory in the fall midterm elections.

A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal says that:

  1. “By a whopping 25-point margin, voters say they’re more likely to back a congressional candidate who promises to serve as a check on President Donald Trump.”
  2. “And by a similar margin, they say they’re less likely to vote for someone who has supported the president on most issues.”

This is a huge differential.  It proves the old adage that Americans generally prefer a split government, and don’t like it when one political party dominates Washington.  The vast majority of Americans want Democrats to be in charge of Congress to “serve as a check” on the president. read more