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Trumpís improved standing, energized GOP voters worry Democrats
WaPo ^ | 14 May 2018 | Sean Sullivan and Seung Min Kim

Posted on 05/14/2018 7:38:13 AM PDT by mandaladon

After months of confidence that public discontent with President Trump would lift Democrats back to power in Congress, some party leaders are fretting that their advantages in this year’s midterms are eroding amid a shifting political landscape.

Driving their concerns are Trump’s approval rating, which has ticked upward in recent weeks, and high Republican turnout in some recent primaries, suggesting the GOP base remains energized. What’s more, Republicans stand to benefit politically from a thriving economy and are choosing formidable candidates to take on vulnerable Democratic senators.

One of their biggest sources of anxiety is the Senate race in Florida, where some Democrats fear that three-term Sen. Bill Nelson has not adequately prepared to defend his seat against Gov. Rick Scott, a well-financed former businessman handpicked for the race by Trump. Scott and Nelson are close in early polls.

“I’m concerned about the race. I think everybody is,” said Ione Townsend, the Democratic Party chair in Hillsborough County, home to Tampa. Townsend said it will “be hard to compete” with Scott’s money.

Democratic worries are mounting in the House, as well, where the party has been more confident of gaining the 23 seats it needs to retake the majority. Democrats are picking strong candidates in dozens of Republican-held suburban districts where Trump has lost significant support — but recent surveys suggest the races may be tightening.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2018midterms; 2020election; districtofcolumbia; election2018; election2020; seansullivan; seungminkim; trump; trump45; trumpjobapproval; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost; worrieddems
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The blue wave is about to crash...
1 posted on 05/14/2018 7:38:13 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

RED WAVE


2 posted on 05/14/2018 7:38:52 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: mandaladon

Praying that the RATS will indeed be flushed down the blue wave toilet where they belong!!


3 posted on 05/14/2018 7:40:30 AM PDT by edie1960
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To: mandaladon
What’s more, Republicans stand to benefit politically from a thriving economy and are choosing formidable candidates to take on vulnerable Democratic senators.

Add to that, another half dozen MAJOR Trump accomplishments that the Dems did not support and the fact that the Dems/media have only hate and vitriol which doesn't win elections.

4 posted on 05/14/2018 7:41:37 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: mandaladon

“advantages in this year’s midterms are eroding amid a shifting political landscape.”

They are in eroding in the face of Trump’s winning and MAGA!


5 posted on 05/14/2018 7:42:44 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: mandaladon
Doesn't worry the Dems who voted for him. 😄
6 posted on 05/14/2018 7:42:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: mandaladon

We need to Cantorize the weasels in the primary and rid the GOP of Bush League Republicans hell bent on turning the USA into North Mexico.

Then we can defeat the Democrats in D jerseys once we rid ourselves of the Democrats in R jerseys.


7 posted on 05/14/2018 7:44:57 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: mandaladon
THE GREAT BLUE WAVE OF 2018

8 posted on 05/14/2018 7:46:50 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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Well, here are a few reasons..
9 posted on 05/14/2018 7:52:23 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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It had better get deadbeat republicans to help get the wall and other things.. done!


10 posted on 05/14/2018 7:58:28 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: Kartographer

11 posted on 05/14/2018 8:00:51 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Kartographer

12 posted on 05/14/2018 8:02:13 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Kartographer

13 posted on 05/14/2018 8:03:50 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mandaladon
What’s more, Republicans stand to benefit politically from a thriving economy and are choosing formidable candidates to take on vulnerable Democratic senators.

How dare they? Shitlib Dem rats go full squeeeeee and Vichy Republican swine clutch their pearls and topple onto their fainting couches.

14 posted on 05/14/2018 8:04:38 AM PDT by Noumenon (It isn't racist if it's true, is it?)
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To: Kartographer

15 posted on 05/14/2018 8:04:46 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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Heh. I could swear that it looks like McCain in that boat. Lol


16 posted on 05/14/2018 8:05:48 AM PDT by Noumenon (It isn't racist if it's true, is it?)
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To: OttawaFreeper

Every year little David Hogg has wished for a man’s chin each Christmas Eve. He never got one.


17 posted on 05/14/2018 8:05:53 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finishid.)
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To: mandaladon

What are the odds Democrats/the Deep State are cooking up their next false flag operation to take the focus off of Trump’s success, and somehow blame him for the FF??

It seems that every time POTUS’s approval numbers reach a record high, there is an event that grabs the media’s attention away....

Examples: Las Vegas, Parkland

Research the timing of them and POTUS approval ratings just prior to their occurrences.


18 posted on 05/14/2018 8:07:25 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012 ("Be quiet... you are #fakenews!")
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To: frank ballenger

Don’t think David Hogg doesn’t have more than a little bit to do with this.

Gun Control has never achieved ANYTYHING, other than to LOSE elections for Democrats.

Strangely they never seem to figure that out.


19 posted on 05/14/2018 8:09:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rennes Templar

My fear is one downturn in the DOW caused by Soros allies or just a correction will make the whole optimism evaporate.

Gas price rises, then inflation stories, then DOW drops. All duly reported breathlessly on TV news.

Let’s pray not.


20 posted on 05/14/2018 8:10:05 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finishid.)
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