In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats agree: all indicators point to major GOP losses in the 2018 midterms.
CQ-Roll Call reported Tuesday that polling and fundraising numbers could lead to the 30-45 Congressional wins for Democrats — and those early benchmarks could “paint a dangerous picture for the president and his party.”
President Donald Trump’s voting bloc has, according to current polling, seen “a modest, but significant, erosion in support,” and although the GOP appears to retain control of “men and whites without a college degree,” Democrats have seen a “large generic ballot advantage among younger voters, women, whites with at least a college degree and voters age 65 and older.”
Unaffiliated and independent voters, according to a veteran Republican strategist that spoke to Roll Call, may pose more danger in 2018 than they have in previous years as well.
“They’re tired of the drama,” the strategist said.
Another longtime Republican campaign operative told Roll Call that anti-Trump sentiment among women is soon to come back to haunt the Grand Old Party.
“We knew single women hated [the Republican Party],” the GOP operative said. “We couldn’t do anything about that. But married women were different. We figured out how to deal with them by talking about pocketbook issues. But now college-educated women hate us. Even with the current economy. It’s the bullying, the nastiness, the tweeting. It’s all about Trump’s behavior.”