Much blame for the 2018 government shutdown has been put at the feet of President Donald Trump and the Republicans in the United States Congress and Senate. Many now believe that this, in turn, will help enhance the possibility of the American public to vote for the Democrats in the coming November 2018 mid-term elections. However, is this really the case?
Back in 2010, voter enthusiasm spawned by the Tea Party movements that assimilated into the Republican Party helped unseat the Democrats in Congress with a huge victory for Republicans after Barack Obama was elected President just two years prior.
Going on trends alone — one would draw an easy conclusion that the Democrats can seemingly do the same thing to the Republicans, particularly with President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell being the primary perceived culprits behind the latest shutdown of the United States federal government.
However, according to acclaimed political pollster Professor Spencer Kimball on the latest Emerson College Polling Weekly podcast — one major difference this time around is voter psyche.
Quite simply, the Republican base behind President Trump remains very strong, whereas it did not following Obama’s first year and a half as President. Now the question is: Can that be the key for the Republicans to hold off the Democrats and maintain the power in the House, Senate, as well as the Presidency at least, and improbably, even, up until 2020?
Full details and answers are available on the latest Emerson College Polling Weekly Podcast.
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The key to a victory by the Democratic Party over the Republicans will not just be showing up — it will be enthusiasm. Here’s where everyone stands.
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