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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

To win the Senate, Democrats need to keep all 10 seats they're defending in states that President Trump won in 2016 -- plus pick up two more seats ... That's not happening. A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll of key states shows Dems would lose three of those red-state seats while picking up two GOP seats -- still short of the majority. [informative chart in the article]

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Democrats' Senate dream slips away

In the mid-terms, sure. But taking the Senate this November was never really realistic.

And if Republicans do hold onto to Congress while NOT overturning Roe vs Wade, then I'd like to think Trump's right-wing base cracks enough with evangelicals leaving ...

If Republicans do over turn Roe, then I'd like to think women of all political stripes reject Trump ... making Trump a one term POTUS.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-10 11:08 AM | Reply

"A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll of key states shows Dems would lose three of those red-state seats while picking up two GOP seats -- still short of the majority".

As always, what's the average of polls?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-10 11:24 AM | Reply

If Republicans do over turn Roe, then I'd like to think women of all political stripes reject Trump ... making Trump a one term POTUS.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf

The Trump women who can afford abortions will have them and lie about their behavior so they can suppress others.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-10 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump could grab Joel Olsteen's wife by the -----, and he still won't lose any votes.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-10 11:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 pretty sad commentary of the state of our electorate, wouldn't you say?

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-10 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

On topic, there's a lot of time between now and November with an extremely volatile and impulsive DOTUS.

I'm not saying I think the Dems will take the senate, I'm simply saying this administration is so destabilizing I'm not worrying about what polls say until it's right down to the wire.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-10 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#4 pretty sad commentary of the state of our electorate, wouldn't you say?

#5 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-07-10 12:00 PM | FLAG:

Indeed. Tribalism is an incredibly powerful force.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-10 12:05 PM | Reply

"If Republicans do over turn Roe, then I'd like to think women of all political stripes reject Trump ... making Trump a one term POTUS."

I'm not convinced. White women will still be lining up to let Trump grab them by the _____ just like last time.

#8 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-07-10 12:13 PM | Reply


@#2 ... As always, what's the average of polls? ...

I think RCP does a reasonable job of getting the overall consensus of the polls into a viewable map:

Here's one for the Senate.
www.realclearpolitics.com

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-10 12:26 PM | Reply


@#6 ... there's a lot of time between now and November ...

That's my general view as well.

I do, however, like to watch for trends.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-10 12:28 PM | Reply

Here's one for the Senate.
www.realclearpolitics.com

#9 | Posted by LampLighter

Texas only leaning Republican is pretty amazing.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-10 12:35 PM | Reply

Zero chance of the Dems doing better. Thank you Bernie supporters.

Expect 4 more years and an acceleration of the horrors in the second term.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-10 12:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Doesn't say a lot about the American public. People in this country simply do not care about the country as a whole, only their own selfish selves.

#13 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-07-10 01:04 PM | Reply

I think that the Republicans are in a pretty fantastic position at this point. With the worst President in 2-200 years (depending on your personal bias) and facing a potential blue wave in the next election they have managed to do this:
Either - the Senate confirms a new SC Justice, then there will be a conservative majority on the court for decades.
Or - the Senate cannot confirm the new SC Justice, the Republican base, which has historically been much, much more motivated by Supreme Court positioning and more motivated in general in the mid-terms turns out in droves to guarantee both a Republican maintained Senate and still a confirmed conservative Justice after the elections.

Hate Trump all you like, someone gave him some amazing advice recently.

#14 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-07-10 01:24 PM | Reply


@#14 ... I think that the Republicans are in a pretty fantastic position at this point. ...

I don't know if I'd go as far as "fantastic position."

It remains to be seen whether or not the Republicans are punished in future elections for their spineless, silent acquiescence regarding Pres Trump.

But to your point, for the present, things are going well for Republicans. But it should. Shouldn't it?

I mean, they control the Federal government. Sometimes I have to wonder why they cannot seem to fulfill more of their campaign promises...

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-10 01:32 PM | Reply

Sometimes I have to wonder why they cannot seem to fulfill more of their campaign promises... - #15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-10 01:32 PM

Because the Republicans aren't a monolithic group-think entity. They are of differing minds on how to handle lots of issues like immigration, border security, tariffs, and healthcare. It's a lot harder to reign in the government than it is to provide give-aways, and it is a lot less popular to do so. At the end of the day, nearly every politician's #1 goal is to hold onto or grow their own power, that makes doing what is 'right' difficult sometimes. The biggest weakness in democracies is also the biggest strength: the people.

#16 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-07-10 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#16 ... It's a lot harder to reign in the government than it is to provide give-aways ...

As the Republicans so aptly illustrated with their great tax giveaway to the corporations and the wealthy. The best tax cut money could buy.

#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-10 02:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

These is no use getting your panties all up in a wad. You can't trust polls. Wait and see - keep your powder dry & sanity intact.

#18 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2018-07-10 03:18 PM | Reply

Hillary 2020

As Secretary of State, she pioneered the use of Pants Suits.

As President, she will pioneer the use of Depends...

#19 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-07-10 05:13 PM | Reply

It was always a dream. Never reality.

Winning.

#20 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-07-11 05:55 AM | Reply

Tribalism is an incredibly powerful force.

Yep, Democrats are good at keeping people separated along racial and ethnic lines. How would you expect them to unite people? And they are wondering why they cant win elections.

#21 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-11 06:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I thought 2016 proved that political polling was meaningless. Or is that only when one guy on the ballot is such an embarrassment that nobody will admit to voting for him?

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2018-07-11 06:59 AM | Reply

#22 | Posted by JOE at 2018-07-11 06:59 AM
One guy was such an embarrassment that few would admit to voting for him. One gal was such an embarrassment that too few could find reason to vote for her.

#23 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-07-11 07:46 AM | Reply

yep BOAZ, that Trump guy sure ran on uniting people. Remember that speech? Ahahahaha what a kidder.

#24 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-07-11 01:26 PM | Reply

The Senate was always going to be at best a long shot for Democrats in '18. They are defending way more potentially vulnerable seats.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-07-11 02:55 PM | Reply

I can't believe the Democrats can't take back the senate, I mean with all the substance that they run on. Oh wait, everything anti Trump is not substance?

#26 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-07-11 04:09 PM | Reply

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