Skip to comments.Democrats hold 7 point advantage ahead of midterms as Trump's base comes back home: NBC-WSJ poll
Posted on 11/04/2018 10:58:21 AM PST by SeekAndFind
President Donald Trump's late campaign blitz targeting immigrants has rallied the Republican base of white working-class voters, helping to curb the Democratic advantage heading into Tuesday's midterm elections for Congress.
The election-eve NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Democrats leading by seven percentage points, 50 percent to 43 percent, among likely voters. That's down from a nine-percentage point lead last month.
That slightly narrowing reflects rising interest in the election from the foundation of Trump's support: White men, especially older, less educated, less affluent ones in small towns and rural areas. Most noteworthy for a mid-term election, the 2018 campaign has seized the attention of voters at presidential-campaign levels and Trump has helped Republicans wipe out the advantage Democrats held earlier in the campaign.
"There has been some method to his madness," said Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducts the NBC/WSJ survey with his Democratic counterpart Peter Hart. "The base is coming home."
The results presage the possibility of a split verdict on Tuesday. With many battleground House races taking place in more affluent suburbs, the unusual Trump-era advantage Democrats continue to maintain among college-educated whites especially women represent a strong sign for their prospects of gaining or exceeding the 23-seat gain they need to recapture the majority.
But in the less-populated, more conservative states that will decide control of the Senate, the late campaign trend brightens Republican prospects. Needing a two-seat gain to recapture a majority, Democrats must defend incumbents in states such as Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota where the Trump base looms larger.
"Republicans have clearly made progress," McInturff said. One key indicator: the Democratic edge among independent voters has dipped to nine percentage points from 14 percent last month, reflecting fresh uncertainty among less-affluent white men.
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My comment: seeya on Tuesday, Commies.
This is what they said in 2016.
Months ago the GOP was hopelessly behind, yet now, lo and behold, “they’re making progress”....
WHAT A SURPRISE.
I wonder how much their tune will change between now and tomorrow afternoon..?
I dont believe the headline for 1 second.
Well, I guess I won’t bother to go out and VOTE on Tuesday. Thanks for saving me a trip.
Be prepared to see shocked and bewildered MSM newsreaders and pundits just like we saw two years ago!
By how much did they oversample demorrhoids?
More gaslighting than flaring Natural Gas in North Dakota going on here....
Fake poll - NBC/WSJ is the worst of them.
Ignore all polls and VOTE!
“I don’t believe the headline for 1 second.”
Me neither. In 2016, it was “Hillary has a 95% chance of winning” the day before the election.
In 1980, the Reagan / Carter race was “Too Close to Call”
according to the lame stream media on the eve of the election.
I lived in California then, and the race was called for Reagan on election day at 3:00 PM Pacific time.
I want to see a repeat of distraught and inconsolable Leftist weeping as the results come in. Hear stories about colleges cancelling classes and offering grief counseling. We can post them side by side with those from 2016.
The Left is not really what’s wrong with this country, that’s people being unrepentant and even hostile to the Lord, but subordinate to that the Left is a distant second for what’s wrong with this country.
Now, see...they have lied to us and to the world for 2 years... (and more).. they expect us to believe them?
I don’t... never will believe the media ever again.
I got calls to do a poll... I don’t do them... I don’t answer them. The trust in the media/polls is gone! There is no way in h33l that the majority of the people in mid America would vote for the dems... to saddle our country with the evil they would do to us all.. and give up what Trump has accomplished for us.. Just no way!
The media... the poll takers... they are part of the dem party... and this is free political ads for them. Unless they show the soul is not sold out... there is no trust in them.
What are the numbers for registered voters? Those are the serious ones.
They lie like a rented mule.
Democrats have a 7 point lead. Weally? Hillary had a bare edge in the popular vote in 2016.
Democrat blowout? That would be fiction.
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