Big govt, Elections, Politics

Polls Aren’t Favoring Senate Democrats

Unfortunately, the Brett Kavanaugh political theater is not working out as the left thought it would. Instead, new polling data reveals that nine seats are no longer “toss-ups” in the U.S. Senate race as was reported one month ago but now just seven. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is gaining ground despite the best efforts of Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is trailing by as many as nine points. The new numbers according to Real Clear Politics put 50 seats safely in Republican hands, a nightmare scenario for the left, as VP Mike Pence holds the tie-breaking vote when the senate is tied. Historically, the party in the White House is supposed to lose seats in midterm elections, but it seems this won’t be the case this time.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to new polling data, the Democrats’ scorched-earth strategy for delaying the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh not only failed to keep the textualist judge out of the Supreme Court, it appears to have destroyed their chances to gain the coveted 51-seat majority in the Senate.

Just a month ago, Real Clear Politics’ average of the key polls for all of the Senate seats up for election in 2018 listed 9 seats as “toss-ups” that could go either way. At that point, RCP gave Democrats 44 seats that were either safe or not up and Republicans 47 seats. Many of the nine toss-up seats were leaning Democrat.

But the electoral landscape has since changed significantly in the Republicans’ favor. After ceding two of the toss-ups to Republicans since the Kavanaugh circus a few weeks ago, RCP has now given the GOP one more. In other words, RCP now lists 50 seats as relative locks for Republicans. Vice President Mike Pence gives Republicans the tie-breaking vote.

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“Kavanaugh Effect” Crushing Dems’ Hopes

Real Clear Politics is verifying the influence of the “Kavanaugh Effect” according to the latest batch of polls showing that only seven senate seats are now in play as “toss-ups.” To win control of the upper chamber, Democrats must run the table. RCP reveals that 49 Republican seats are “safe” or not up for reelection this fall–two more compared with pre-Kavanaugh chaos numbers. At the same time, Democrats are reportedly safe with their current 44 seats. The obvious problem is that those seats aren’t enough to take over Congress unless they can find another fake crisis that wins the seven races necessary to secure a 51-seat majority. In short, as we have reported previously, the Dems’ attempted borking of Kavanaugh has virtually guaranteed they won’t win the senate. Can you say “karma”?

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to Real Clear Politics’ average of the key polls, only seven Senate seats are true “toss ups” — and to take control of the chamber, the Democrats have to win all seven. To make matters worse for Democrats, the so-called “Kavanaugh effect” appears to be real and seems to particularly impacting a few of those toss-up seats.

RCP currently gives Republicans 49 seats that are either “safe” or not up for reelection. Prior to the Kavanaugh allegations, that number was 47. Meanwhile, the Democrats safely have 44 seats, which means they need to win all seven of the remaining toss ups to gain the 51-seat majority in the Senate. Post-Kavanaugh, that prospect is looking less and less likely.

Tennessee’s open seat is one of those “toss ups,” but surging support for Republican Marsha Blackburn is moving it rapidly in the direction of “leaning” Republican. Democrat Phil Bredesen once enjoyed a five-point lead, but after the Kavanaugh chaos, multiple polls show Blackburn leading by a significant margin.

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Border Wall Referendum Ready for November Vote

House Majority Head Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) just introduced a bill to fully fund the border wall promised by President Trump. In effect, this turns the 2018 midterms into a voter referendum on delivering that campaign promise. According to a Breitbart report, lame duck Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is even hinting at a post-election border wall fight. Ostensibly, it will be over McCarthy’s “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act,” which includes $23.4 billion for border wall construction in addition to other enforcement measures, including “Kate’s Law.”Explained McCarthy, “The American people want us to build the wall and enforce the law. Maintaining strong borders is one of the basic responsibilities of any nation. For too long, America has failed in this responsibility.” With polls squarely in favor of a wall, Democrats may be up against it beginning November 7th.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill this week that will fully fund President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, thereby setting the midterm elections up as a referendum on immigration policy, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.
Outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan hinted at a post-election border wall funding fight on Monday.

“We intend on having a full-fledged discussion on how to complete our mission to secure the border, and yes, we will have a fight about this,” Ryan said of the wall fight that looms at a news conference on Monday.

Now Breitbart News can exclusively report exactly what is expected to happen in the lead-up to, and immediate aftermath of, the midterm election. First, McCarthy, his office confirmed to Breitbart News, will introduce a bill this week that includes the full funding for the border wall–about $23.4 billion more than what has already gone to the wall effort–as well as several other enforcement measures that have already passed the House of Representatives.

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McCarthy Bill to Admonish U.S. Cities for Allowing Illegals to Vote

Breitbart News has exclusively confirmed that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a resolution to admonish U.S. cities for allowing illegal immigrants (including felons) to vote in local elections. The justification: the disenfranchisement of Americans. The left is predictably opposed. Should the bill put forth by Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pass, it will likely hurt some sensitive liberal feelings in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and other sanctuary city strongholds.

Here’ more from Breitbart…

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a resolution offered by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that admonishes U.S. cities for allowing illegal aliens to vote in local elections, as has been confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively.
The measure, which Democrats are expected to oppose, in two pages states that it is the position of the House of Representatives that allowing illegal aliens the right to vote disenfranchises American citizens.

The House resolution text introduced by McCarthy says:

Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

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Hillary Clinton Hits the Campaign Trail

Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is trying to use her celebrity across America to bring about a blue wave of “resistance” to President Trump this November. According to NBC News reports, Clinton will be playing hostess at a series of low-profile, intimate, high-dollar fund-raising “dinners with discussion.” She will be making stops in New York, California, and New York to rub elbows with those wealthy enough to buy a spot at the table. But we couldn’t be happier that liberal candidates are willing to associate their election chances with someone who twice wasn’t palatable enough to gin up enough Democratic votes for a victory.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail for Democrats, hosting a series of high-dollar fundraising dinners for candidates running in blue states, NBC News reports.

Although Clinton has attempted to fashion herself as the de facto leader of the anti-Trump “Resistance,” she won’t be making any public speeches, headlining any rallies, or, really, appearing in public at all. The events scheduled in California, Illinois, and New York will be intimate “dinners with discussion,” where major donors can rub elbows with Clinton in private.

She also isn’t taking any chances in swing states. Two years later, her agenda still doesn’t include Michigan or Wisconsin.

Keeping her campaign efforts on the “down low” is strategically smart, even if it keeps Clinton out of the headlines.

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Elections, Politics

Poll Reveals Majority of Democrats Support Socialism

According to a Gallup report released Monday, “Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism.” While 57 percent of Democrats since 2010 have had a steady positive take on socialism, this year marks a major change regarding their views on capitalism, with only 47 percent positive despite 4.1 percent economic growth and an all-time low unemployment rate. Among young adults, there has been a sharp “12-point decline” in positive views of capitalism in the past two years. So how do we reconcile the disparity between these polls and the recent defeat of socialist candidates around the country. Simple: millennials don’t vote, which explains, in part, why the so-called “blue wave” in November is more likely to describe the crowd at a Miley Cyrus concert than a leftist revolution at the ballot box

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Gallup reported Monday morning that “Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism” for the first time since the company began polling that question over the past decade.
The major shift, Gallup says, has been that Democrats have lost faith in capitalism — even as the economy has exceeded 4.1% growth and unemployment has hit all-time lows:

Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this year — lower than in any of the three previous measures. Republicans remain much more positive about capitalism [71%] than about socialism [16%], with little sustained change in their views of either since 2010.

 

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Elections, Politics

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Was a Capitalist

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is all the rage on the left end of the political spectrum with DNC Chairman Tom Perez labeling her the ‘future’ for the Democrats. But a little research has revealed that not so long ago, the twenty-something was a committed capitalist with social media posts lauding Adam Smith’s tomes on the free market. Whatever caused her to turn to the dark side and drink the socialist Kool-Aid we may never know. But it may suffice to conclude that she’s highly confused or perhaps even a bit schizophrenic and hypocritical…just like her party.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old former bartender whom Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez calls the “future of our party,” once claimed to be a classic capitalist.

During her days at Boston University, she co-founded a student-run publication called Culture Shock. Fox News reviewed some of the posts she wrote there and found some fascinating things.

In one blog post from 2009, Ocasio-Cortez wrote that she “believes” in “Adam Smith’s analyses.”

“Ocasio-Cortez’s claim of being a follower of a pro-capitalist economist will surely raise questions about her authenticity, as Smith, the 18th century Scottish economist, advocated free-market capitalism and opposed government regulations – contrary to what Ocasio-Cortez, a card-carrying Democratic Socialists of America member, now pitches on the campaign trail,” Fox reports.

“There’s just no doubt about it,” Howard Husock, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, told Fox News about Smith being a polar opposite of the New York socialist.

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Trump: ‘I Dream About Biden’ in 2020

It seems like the beginning of the Trump era was only a few months ago, yet we’re nearly to the halfway point before voters decide whether to keep him in the White House. Less than a year from now, Democrat primary candidates will be announcing their bid for the party’s official nomination, with debates starting a mere six months or so after that. And now we know the candidate with whom the president may prefer to go head to head. In an exchange with CBS this week, Trump revealed he dreams about defeating former Vice President Joe Biden. Oddly, Biden would be the old man in the race. Twelve months will pass quickly folks; get ready.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

President Trump told CBS that former Vice President Joe Biden would be a “dream” opponent in 2020 because of how he fared in past attempts to secure the Democratic Party nomination.

Biden said Tuesday that he would decide on a presidential run by January, telling a forum in Bogota that the best time to gauge voter and financial support would be after midterm elections.

Age-wise, it would be a septuagenarian matchup: Biden turns 76 in November, while Trump turned 72 last month.

“Well, I dream,I dream about Biden. That’s a dream,” Trump said in a video clip aired this morning. “Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I’d love to have it be Biden.”

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Obama Holds Secret Meetings With 2020 Contenders

Given the loud sucking sound coming from the utter void of leadership at the Democrat National Committee, it comes as no surprise that Barack Obama is still the defacto leader of the party.

Since Hillary’s abysmal, surprise loss in the 2016 election, precisely no one wants to look to her for advice on how to win.

And the present leaders of the DNC are nothing more than stand-ins for Obama.

So, that might explain why Obama is holding secret meetings in his post-presidential limelight office with prospective Democrat candidates on strategies that might prove to overcome Donald Trump in 2020.

Among those candidates, according to reports, are Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders and Joe ‘BFD’ Biden.

The bottom line is this: Democrats have no plan for the future, so the old one is the only game in town.

And now that they’ve gotten a taste of what ‘change’ means to Obama, the after-taste leaves much wanting.

Here’s more from Politico…

Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.

All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, in part because of how much Obama bristles at his private meetings becoming public knowledge. All have been confirmed to POLITICO by multiple people who have been briefed on the secretive sit-downs.

The meetings have been at Obama’s personal office on the third floor of the World Wildlife Fund building in D.C.’s West End neighborhood, and they show how a stream of ambitious, searching politicians are looking for guidance and support from the man who has remained the reluctant leader of the Democratic Party, eager to be involved, though not directly. He’s not making any promises of support, though, and is not expected to endorse in the 2020 race until after a nominee has emerged.

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2020 Poll Shock: Michelle Obama for President?

Since late last year, President Trump’s polling numbers have continued to improve to well above that of Barack Obama’s at the same point in his first term.

Couple that both with polls showing he’d defeat top-tier Dems in a head-to-head contest and also with the fact the Democrat generic ballot advantage has vanished, and suddenly the November picture is looking rather nice for the GOP.

There’s just one problem: Zogby just released hypothetical numbers showing a match-up between Trump and Obama…Michelle Obama.

She leads him decisively at 48-39. It’s an interesting thought given her refusal to run for Senate but with a strategic non-answer for a potential White House bid.

And with her new book due out just after the November election, we can only speculate.

Here’s more from Hotair.com…

On a slow post-holiday news day, what could be more blogworthy than a (1) 2020 poll (2) from Zogby, of all people, (3) featuring a hypothetical match-up between POTUS and Obama?

Michelle Obama, that is. Not Barack.

Her book, “Becoming,” is due out one week after the midterms in November. Hmmmm.

Since our last poll, Michelle Obama has a comfortable 9% lead-the former first lady beats Trump 48% to 39%, up from 49%-42% in January. The reason for the race favoring Michelle Obama is that the former first lady does make the same inroads that [Bernie] Sanders and [Joe] Biden make with groups that supported the president, such as independents (Obama leads 43% to 32%) and voters without a college degree (Obama leads 46% to 41%), 18-29 year olds (Obama leads 56% to 30%) and voters aged 18-24 (Obama leads 62% to 27%). Trump wins with white voters-48% to 39% and among older voters aged 65+ by double digits, NASCAR fans (Trump wins 53%-37%), and Walmart shoppers (Trump wins 46%-42%). Trump also wins voters in the South (Trump wins 46%-44%) and Central Great Lakes regions (Trump wins 46%-42%) region. A majority of union (58%), east (57%) and west (52%) voters back Michelle Obama much more than the president.

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