My oh my. This time last year Democrats were crowing about taking back the Senate.
These days it’s looking more and more like Republicans have all the momentum.
In Flordia, Arizona, and Nevada, which were all three trending Democrat as recently as early September, Republicans now enjoy strong Senate race leads.
If these trends hold, Republicans will enjoy a 54-46 lead over their Senate Democrats come 2019—a huge victory for the Trump White House.
The House is also said to be in play for Republicans as well, an outcome seen as highly unlikely just a few weeks earlier. Currently, projections have Democrats holding on to a narrow 206/199 advantage but again, momentum appears to be shifting strongly in favor of the Republican side of the ticket. Congressional polling is less accurate due to there being so many more races to monitor, but a number of internal campaign polls suggest Democrats are getting increasingly concerned Republicans will manage to maintain full control of Congress following the 2018 Midterms.
If that happens it would be a strong repudiation of the media-driven narrative that President Trump is unpopular. Historically, the party in power loses seats during the Midterms. Barack Obama was given a strong rebuke by voters in 2010, a result he infamously called a “shellacking” at the time.
Should voters side with Republicans in 2018, it would be strong evidence that Mr. Trump is, in fact, a far more popular president than was Mr. Obama at this point in their respective presidencies—something the Establishment Media is unlikely to admit.