(National Sentinel)Â Midterms: For most of a year polling firms have been attempting to convince Americans (and conservative Trump supporters in particular) that Democratic voters wereÂ energizedÂ and ready to turn out by the tens of millions to toss congressional Republicans out of power as a means ofÂ rebuking POTUS Donald Trump.
Not so fast.
Throughout much of 2017 and 2018, polling firms had Democrats up — sometimes by double digits — in generic congressional balloting.
Huge blue waving coming, right?
It’s a sure thing…right?
The Daily Caller reports that the Democrats’ lead hasÂ essentially vanished as we near the home stretch of campaigning ahead of the 2018 midterms:
Republicans appear to have closed the gap with Democrats in the all-important â€œgeneric ballotâ€ â€” a clear sign that the GOP is surging politically in the run-up to the November 2018 midterms.
Democrats continue to insist that a â€œBlue Waveâ€ will sweep their party back into control of the House of Representatives and may even allow them to recapture the Senate as well.
But theÂ generic ballotÂ â€” the best single measure of the relative balance of support of the two parties with the electorate â€” strongly suggests otherwise.
In the last week alone, three major pollsters have found that the gap between the two parties is statistically negligible.Â YouGovÂ found a Democratic advantage of just 2 points. Â ReutersÂ found a margin of 3 points.
And IBB/TIPP, considered by many to be the single most reliable pollster in the country, reported that the race is aÂ dead heat.
These findings, which contrast sharply with theÂ large double-digit leadÂ Democrats enjoyed last December, and again in early July, put the lie to their partyâ€™s claims of growing Trump and GOP weakness.
On the economy, The DC notes, POTUS enjoys widespread approval. And he’s gaining among those who are leaving the Democratic Party in droves via the #WalkAway movement.
“The Democrats need to flip 24 GOP seats to regain control of the House. Â But a number of contests in southern California andÂ even traditionally Blue MinnesotaÂ could be slipping from the Democratsâ€™ grasp, the latest polls show,” The DC reported.