Things ARE offically off the hook….
The media narritive for the last week as the Republican’s are coming….The Republicans are coming….
THAT was then….
A day and a half out?
Take your pick…..
All those ( Trump pushed ) media ‘hair on fire’ stuff about the vote?
Has NOT happen…..
“Republicans hold significant advantages on the bread-and-butter issues of the economy and inflation that are central concerns of this fall’s election, and are poised to claim a majority in the House in Tuesday’s election,” according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
“Voters’ intentions for the House are split about evenly, with 49 percent of registered voters saying they will vote for the Republican candidate in their district and 48 percent saying they will vote for the Democrat. Likely voters split 50 percent Republican and 48 percent Democratic.”
“If recent history is a guide, Democrats need a clear lead in this measure to hold off Republican gains. Many more Democratic seats are considered toss-ups, according political handicappers, putting the party at a disadvantage heading into Tuesday.”
The final national NBC News poll of the 2022 midterms “finds a highly competitive campaign landscape ahead of Election Day, as Democrats have pulled even with Republicans in enthusiasm, but President Joe Biden remaining unpopular and voters expressing deep dissatisfaction about the state of the country.”
“Forty-eight percent of likely voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress as the outcome from Tuesday’s elections, while 47% prefer a Republican-controlled Congress.”…
Trump & Co. ain’t gonna be happy with the this…..
People ARE coming out to VOTE..…
Former president Donald Trump and his allies have attacked early voting, especially vote-by-mail programs, prompting some Republicans to give up a practice that they have embraced in some states for decades. A countervailing force seems to have offset that opposition — more opportunities to vote early….
Politico: “Some Democrats have fretted that Republican firms are deliberately flooding the zone for the purpose of affecting these polling averages — and the subsequent news coverage that comes with apparent momentum.”
Dan Pfeifer: “While I put nothing past the Republicans, there is no evidence to suggest the existence of coordinated efforts to rig the polling averages to create the false impression of a Red Wave. To be honest, this collection of clowns tends to commit their crimes in public.”
“But… creating a false sense of momentum is a long-running Republican strategy. Many Republicans believe the best way to win elections is to convince voters that you are already winning. The strategy is loosely based on the idea of social proof – people want to be with the winners, not the losers.”