Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Democrats apparently aren't in disarray in the heartland:
In three politically important Midwest states — including two that were key in deciding the 2016 election — President Donald Trump’s job approval rating is below 40 percent, and Democrats hold a sizable lead for the upcoming congressional midterms, according to a trio of new NBC News/Marist polls....

In Michigan, 45 percent of voters prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 36 percent want a GOP-controlled Congress (D+9).

In Minnesota, it’s 48 percent preferring the Democrats, to 36 percent backing the Republicans (D+12).

And in Wisconsin, Democrats hold a 47 percent-to-39 percent lead in congressional preference (D+8).

... the NBC/Marist polls ... were conducted July 15 to July 19, so mostly after Trump’s widely criticized July 16 press conference with Russia’s Vladimir Putin....
Yes, and the polls were also conducted a couple of weeks after the surprise primary win in New York by democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- a win that led a thousand pundits to proclaim that the Democratic Party is destroying any chance it has of victory in November by moving dangerously far to the left. Sure, Ocasio-Cortez's message will play in New York, but, you fools, don't you realize that it will alienate voters in the middle of the country?

Apparently not. Apparently voters in these three states either haven't paid much attention to Ocasio-Cortez's saturation media coverage or are aware of it and either like her or don't see her as the Only Democrat That Matters. She's on course to win -- and so, apparently, are Midwestern Dems who may or may not differ with her on an issue or two.

Sorry about your narrative, mainstream media. I know it meant a lot to you.

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