Republicans dominated early voting. Then, Democrats saw their side mobilizing for a final days push they were confident would give them the House. Now, Democrats are panicking as the mobilization on their side is being countered by suddenly resurgent and enthusiastic Republican voters determined to protect and promote President Donald Trump.
It was never supposed to be this close. Historically the party that controls the White House loses and often loses big during the Midterm cycle.
Not this time. The Senate looks increasingly secure for Republicans while the House, which was leaning heavily toward a Democrat takeover just a few weeks earlier, is now a dead heat between the two political parties and that has the Democrat leadership increasingly concerned as outlined in this Townhall report:
Whoa: GOP Actually Leads in National Early Voting — Plus, Dems Suddenly Worried About Joe Manchin?
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) October 30, 2018
More than 24 million early votes had been cast across the country as of yesterday, nearly doubling the total tally at this point in the 2014 cycle.
If Democrats are having to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaigns like Joe Manchin at the 11th hour that is a clear sign their internal polling data is picking up on a shift in the electorate that is favoring Republicans. Internal polls have always been the true gauge of a campaign’s success. As for the media-driven polls, they are inaccurate at best and too often outright fabrications intended to shape, not gauge actual public opinion. (See Hillary Clinton: 2016)
President Trump continues to barnstorm the country at a pace that would exhaust most politicians half his age and the message he keeps repeating to the tens of thousands turning out to see him is GET OUT AND VOTE.
It seems those crowds are listening to their president and doing just that. The question now is if it will be enough to defeat the Democrat/Media machine that is as determined as ever to halt President Trump’s incredibly successful America First agenda.