For the first time in the 2018 midterm election cycle new polls show generic Republican candidates beating their Democratic opponents; throwing cold water on the predicted “blue wave” that would usher liberal lawmakers into power.
The new Reuters survey showed that 38% of likely American voters prefer a “Republican candidate” compared with 37% who favored the “Democratic candidate.”
Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl
— Chris Kahn (@Cmkahn) May 21, 2018
The poll strongly suggests that GOP candidates are slowly gaining ground on their Democratic opponents, who held a significant lead just months ago.
GOP supporters say a string of recent victories for the President on issues like Israel, Iran, North Korea, and the economy are ushering in a new wave of donations and are pumping energy into the President’s political base.
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