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Monday, November 05, 2018

The final POLITICO/Morning Consult poll prior to the midterm elections shows Republicans cutting into Democrats' lead on the generic congressional ballot. According to the poll, 43 percent of registered voters would vote for the Democratic congressional candidate in their district -- only slightly more than the 40 percent who would vote for the Republican candidate. Eighteen percent of registered voters are undecided.

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This is consistent with both the RCP polling averages and the LA Times USC/Dornsife poll, the numbers are narrowing as independents are starting to voice opinions.

It looks like Independents are leaning more towards the Democratic candidates, so it could be a long night for the GOP.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-05 01:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Whoever you support, don't listen to the polls, pundits or politicians: VOTE!

Rubio: There will be a red wave tomorrow

thehill.com

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 01:38 PM | Reply

Adam Schiff ‏ @AdamSchiff

Vote as if your future depends on it. Because it does.

Vote as if your democracy depends on it. Because it does.

Vote as if your country depended on it. Because it does.

Vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 01:42 PM | Reply

Trump hates women, visible minorities, the disabled, Christianity and poor people.

Only way to teach him a lesson is to vote with the goal of putting in office people who will are like minded and will oppose his madness constantly.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-05 02:43 PM | Reply

It looks like Independents are leaning more towards the Democratic candidates, so it could be a long night for the GOP.

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

At least in the House.

I think GOP takes 53 seats in the Senate.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-11-05 02:48 PM | Reply

"On the eve of the midterm elections, Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead over Republicans in a generic congressional ballot among likely voters, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

The party's 55% to 42% advantage in the new poll mirrors their lead in early October and is about the same as the 10-point edge they held just after Labor Day.

Democrats benefit from a massive gender gap that has persisted throughout the fall (women favor Democrats 62% to 35%, while men are about evenly divided, 49% back the Republican, while 48% support the Democrat in their district), a wide lead among political independents (53% for the Democrat to 39% for the Republican), and strong support from black and Latino voters (88% of black voters and 66% of Latino voters favor the Democrats)."

www.cnn.com

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-05 02:57 PM | Reply

#5

Agreed on the Senate, but I will be surprised if the Dems take more than 28 seats in the House, giving them a fairly thin 5 seat majority.

That IMO would be a "victory" for the GOP and a Yuge disappointment for the Dems.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-05 03:17 PM | Reply

Best prediction is that the GOP loses the House by 45, the Sen by 1, and Trump resigns because, "P-Grabbing is more fun!".

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-05 03:27 PM | Reply

Rubio: There will be a red wave tomorrow

Images invoked at the thought of "red wave"

Elevator scene in "The Shining"

Carnage and Death.

The Menstrual Cycle.

Wonder which Rubio is referring to.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-11-05 03:40 PM | Reply

--Images invoked at the thought of "red wave"

First image TrutherShack thought of was his heroes, Mao's Red Guards.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-11-05 03:46 PM | Reply

#10

"The Red Scare! The Red Scare! Be Very Afraid!"

Just like his Dear Leader, {} is fearmongering for a living these days.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-05 03:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

First image TrutherShack thought of was his heroes, Mao's Red Guards.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian

I bet the first image you though of was your Hero's, Humpy and his blazing Red Rear after his hooker done whacked him good with his Red Time magazine.

I wonder what the first image our young children are getting of him.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-05 04:26 PM | Reply

The real American "Red Scare" is this: If given the votes, McConnell will cut social security, medicare, medicaid, welfare and wages and Obamacare. He promised to do this.

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-05 06:15 PM | Reply

-If given the votes, McConnell will cut social security, medicare, medicaid, welfare and wages and Obamacare"

Hasn't he had the votes for quite a while?

where are the cuts?

I asked this earlier but I suspect nobody can really answer this.

I believe I know why this never really gets to fruition.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2018-11-05 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I asked this earlier but I suspect nobody can really answer this...

#14 | POSTED BY EBERLY

It's pandering to the extreme of their base. But when push comes to shove, it's usually not politically feasible.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-11-05 06:25 PM | Reply

"Hasn't he had the votes for quite a while?
#14 | POSTED BY EBERLY"

No. Google "filibuster."

#16 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-11-05 06:28 PM | Reply

16

Really? Bills to accomplish what folks believe trump, Ryan, and McConnell want to accomplish.....they have been stopped via filibuster?

Which bills?

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2018-11-05 08:45 PM | Reply

He's alluding to the potential use of the filibuster.

#18 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-11-05 08:50 PM | Reply

At least that's what I assumed.

#19 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-11-05 08:51 PM | Reply

Tom Bonier ‏ @tbonier

With the early voting finished in Texas, an amazing 421,104 votes were cast by people voting in their first election. The biggest surges in turnout were among voters under the age of 30, Latinos, and Independents. If those trends continue into Election Day, we've got a race.

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 10:08 PM | Reply

"-If given the votes, McConnell will cut social security, medicare, medicaid, welfare and wages and Obamacare"
Hasn't he had the votes for quite a while?
where are the cuts?"

First the GOP had to pass their tax cuts for the 1%, which also greatly increased the deficit, so they could then point to the deficit as the reason for the cuts. The cuts are in the proposed 2019 GOP budgets:

www.drudge.com

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 10:12 PM | Reply

Tom Bonier @tbonier

An incredible 5.8 million ballots have been cast in Texas. That's 1.1 million more votes cast than in the entire 2014 election!

Voters age 18-39 account for 24% of those ballots. They were only 13% of the early vote in '14.

These are not minor shifts we're witnessing.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 10:38 PM | Reply

These are not minor shifts we're witnessing.

The question becomes how are they voting? Numbers alone don't mean much.

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-11-05 10:59 PM | Reply

"Numbers alone don't mean much."

They do in this election. Massive increases in turnout all suggests blue(r) results. Even in districts held by (R)s, margins will be smaller because of the Trump Drag™.

#24 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-05 11:11 PM | Reply

The hope is the majority are voting for Democrats, but we won't know until the votes are counted:

Texas Republicans Appear to be Losing the Youth Vote to Democrats

The GOP enjoyed the strong support of young Texans in the 2000s, but that appears to be changing.

www.texasmonthly.com

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 11:13 PM | Reply

"Texas Republicans Appear to be Losing the Youth Vote to Democrats"

Texas just needs a few more school shootings to show those kids the errors of their ways!

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-05 11:16 PM | Reply

According to a Quinnipiac poll published earlier this week, 66 percent of voters under 34 back O'Rourke, along with 86 percent of black voters and 60 percent of Hispanic voters. He also leads Cruz 52 to 45 percent among women.

www.salon.com

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 11:27 PM | Reply

They do in this election. Massive increases in turnout all suggests blue(r) results.

I'm not so convinced. MAGA hat wearers are also kicking their kids out to vote. I'm sure Boaz has his kids well informed on the issues of the day.

Tradition says Democrats should pick up a pile of seats in Congress in the first mid-term. Tradition also says Democrats really suck at mid-terms.

Kind of a toss up for statistics. My prediction is that not much will change. House might go Democrat but would be a squeaker.

#28 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-11-05 11:47 PM | Reply

"MAGA hat wearers are also kicking their kids out to vote. "

Not at the same rates.

"Tradition says Democrats should pick up a pile of seats in Congress in the first mid-term."

Tradition is an ass. Dems are fighting gerrymandering, as well as defending 10 states where Trump won, v. Rs defending 1 state won by HRC. This is a HUGE uphill battle for them.

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-11-05 11:58 PM | Reply

#29 Hi Sheeple! I knew you couldn't stay away for the big day.

#31 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-11-05 11:59 PM | Reply

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