REPORT: Government Shutdown Severely Hurt Democrats Chances In 2018 Midterms
Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:
The Democrats were rightly blamed for the recent government shutdown and it’s impacting their chances for success in this year’s midterm elections. Rumors of a blue wave may have been very premature, it seems.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Rebuke: Democrats blamed for shutdown, 2018 comeback jeopardized
In a harsh slap at Democrats looking to blame President Trump for the recent — and likely future — government shutdown, a new poll finds that congressional Democrats far more than the White House or Republicans are getting stuck with the blame.
A Zogby Analytics survey provided to Secrets said that while a plurality blames a combination, Democrats are more damaged.
Some 29 percent blame congressional Democrats for the three-day shutdown, 20 percent blame Trump, 9 percent Republicans and 43 percent a combination.
“In a stunning rebuke of congressional Democrats, who believe they are on the verge of a ‘blue wave’ during the 2018 midterm elections, numbers suggest their strategy of playing hardball with congressional Republicans could backfire — especially when there may be a showdown over the budget and DACA in the coming weeks in order to keep the lights on in Washington. In fact, voters blame Democrats three to one in comparison to Republicans,” said the Zogby Poll analysis.
Democrats will surely have many allies in the media this fall but it may not be enough. The people know what’s up.