The Democrat hopes for a blue wave to sweep Republicans out of office and give liberals control of the House don’t seem to be materializing.
When the White House claims the blue wave won’t occur, it may be easy to dismiss the source as biased. I think it is certainly true that if Republicans don’t show up at the polls that they will lose big. But the media’s unrelenting assault on Donald Trump and Republicans is continuously reminding them of how much the other side hates them and wants to hurt them. That will bring them to the polls.
And Trump has done quite a bit to win over the “middle.”
The Washington Times reports, “White House political team says Democrats can wave midterm predictions goodbye.”
The White House political team is gaining confidence that Democrats’ predictions of a “blue wave” in midterm elections won’t materialize the same way the “blue wall” that was supposed to stop President Trump crumbled in 2016.
They acknowledge it will be a grueling midterm fight — especially to keep a Republican majority in the House — but record fundraising for the Republican Party and polls showing an uptick in the number of Americans who think the country is on the right track have buoyed spirits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
More than the job approval rating, the political team is closely watching the right-direction/wrong-track polls that they say are the best predictors of a wave election.
“Everyone talks and asks about job approval. Every morning I look at that right-direction/wrong-track. That’s the number,” said White House political director Bill Stepien.
Though the party in power historically loses seats in Congress in midterm elections, the number of seats lost have been fewer when polls put the right-direction number near or above 40 percent.
About 35 percent of Americans think the country is going in the right direction, according to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls.
A Rasmussen Reports poll in mid-April found that 40 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction.
Mr. Trump is confident that those number will continue to improve because of the strong economy, tax cuts and other achievements […].
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