Democrats got good news during the Tuesday primaries, and they’re getting good news again Thursday morning. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds more Americans want to turn Congress blue – a lot more than those who want to keep it red.
The NBC News “poll shows that Democrats enjoy a 10-point advantage on congressional preference, with 50 percent of registered voters wanting a Democratic-controlled Congress, versus 40 percent who want a GOP-controlled one.”
That 10-point difference is up three points from April, and it’s despite the improving economy.
And it’s looking bad for Trump-supporting Republican politicians.
“By a whopping 25-point margin, voters say they’re more likely to back a congressional candidate who promises to serve as a check on President Donald Trump.”
The poll also finds that “a majority — 53 percent — say they’re less likely to vote for a candidate who supports the president on most issues.”
Perhaps one of the greatest indicators is enthusiasm, and Democrats are beating Republicans hands down.
“Democrats are more enthusiastic about the upcoming midterms, with 63 percent of them registering either a ‘9’ or ’10’ on a 10-point scale of interest, while just 47 percent of Republicans signal the same level of enthusiasm.”
Despite this, the poll finds for the first time in many months, Trump’s approval rating has actually improved. He now sits with 44% approval, up 4 points from April.
Can Democrats take back the House and Senate? Only if they vote.
Law professor who studied under Alan Dershowitz shreds his ‘shockingly wrong’ case against impeaching Trump
Aya Gruber, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School who studied under Trump impeachment attorney Alan Dershowitz at Harvard, had some uncharitable words to say about her former professor's argument against impeaching the president.
"Dershowitz was my criminal law prof, and he was a good one," Gruber writes on Twitter. "But as a crim law prof myself, I can say his motive argument (Congress shouldn't examine the internal motives of POTUS so long he could have had a good reason for withholding aid) is shockingly wrong."
Adam Schiff terrifies Donald Trump and his Republican lackeys
On October 16, 1939, Hollywood director Frank Capra premiered Mr. Smith Goes to Washington before an audience of US senators and House members, Supreme Court justices, journalists and assorted other DC dignitaries. It was an all-star event, sponsored by the National Press Club and held at Constitution Hall. Some 4,000 were in attendance.
They hated it.
Today, the movie is celebrated as the story of the earnest everyman Jefferson Smith (played by Jimmy Stewart), who becomes a senator and struggles to fight graft on Capitol Hill.
But that night the senators were having none of it. Many stomped out of the theater, indignant at how they’d been portrayed in the movie—politicos literally turning their backs on young Jeff Smith as they backed the esteemed colleague at the heart of all the corruption.
The View’s Meghan McCain thinks Pam Bondi did a good job: ‘We’re talking about Hunter Biden on the show’
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain praised President Donald Trump's defense team for changing the subject in the impeachment trial.
Her fellow panelists criticized Trump's lawyers for throwing up a "smokescreen" by attacking former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden -- but McCain thought their defense was effective.
"I watched a bit of Pam Bondi yesterday when I was home, and I, along with 51 percent of the American public, according to 538 which is a pollster, by the way, that works for ABC News, in case you want to question this poll, think this is a bad use of Congress' time."