More good news for the Dems.
Courtesy of ABC News:
Democratic candidates for the House lead Republicans by 11 percentage points among registered voters, 53-42 percent. That holds among likely voters across a range of turnout scenarios, with 12- to 14-point Democratic leads. It’s difficult for Democrats to hold their vote share in the shift from registered to likely voters, especially in midterms – a testament to Democratic motivation this year.
The Democrats’ advantage reflects a wide gender gap in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. Women who are registered to vote support Democratic candidates by 59-37 percent, while men split about evenly, 46-48 percent. That, in turn, reflects these women’s more negative views of Trump – they’re 16 points more apt than men to disapprove of his work in office. As reported Friday, they’re also more critical of his latest Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
If it holds on Election Day, the current 24-point gender gap in House vote preference would be the widest on record for a midterm election in exit polls dating back to 1982 (albeit slightly; it was 21 points in 1994 and 20 in 2014).
Once again it appears that it up to the women to save this country from the stupidity of middle-aged white men. (And yes I fall within that demographic.)
And speaking of stupidity for reasons that completely escape me it appears that Trump is actually moving up in the polls:
Boosted by comparatively strong ratings on the economy, Trump has 41 percent approval for his work in office overall, up from 36 percent in late August. Still, 54 percent disapprove – a problem for the Republican Party, given that most potential voters say they’re looking for candidates who share their opinion of the president.
Well, I guess it’s good that more than half the country disapproves of what Trump is doing, but honestly, that still feels awfully low to me.
I mean the guy is obviously Putin’s bitch, he is tearing immigrant families apart, destroying our relationships with our allies, and is about to crash our economy, trust me.
So how can he still have this level of support?
Seriously, I have no idea.
All I know is that we need to vote, vote aggressively, and hey why not pick up a couple of other registered voters on the way to the polls?