Pennsylvania was a key state in 2016. What will be its impact in the 2018 mid-terms?
Nothing seems to be stopping the blue wave this November. On face value, the Democrats are more determined, more motivated, and more unified behind a common purpose (and common enemy.)
The Republican party, which has been fractured for the last decade, can’t seem to get out of its own way.
Such internal strife has already cost the GOP a cascade of special elections over the past year, which is only further building momentum for a flip of the House.
And just as in 2016, there may be no more important state than the great state of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania, which went red for the first time since 1988, and all but propelled Donald Trump to the Presidency — is now trending blue.
“Every politico needs to take its time in looking at these congressional races in Pennsylvania,” said Prof. Spencer Kimball in an exclusive interview with CLNS Media. “It looks like the Democrats have the opportunity to pick up two, three, maybe even four seats in Pennsylvania.”
— Emerson Polling (@EmersonPolling) May 21, 2018
Already, the Democrats picked up the 18th Congressional District this past March in a stunning special election upset as Conor Lamb defeated Rick Saccone in a district Trump had claimed by 20 points a year-and-a-half prior.
What can the Trump Administration as well as the Republicans do to quell this ever-growing wave of momentum for the Democrats?
The economy, not only in the best shape it’s been in the last decade, has largely been attributed to the Presidency of Donald Trump. In a poll this past weekend conducted by CBS News, over two-thirds of Americans give President Trump credit for the economy.
So out goes the notion of ‘it being the economy, stupid.’
With the Republicans being unable to capitalize on seemingly anything, many Democrats have already taken to the press proclaiming victory this November.
Nonetheless, it is not yet Memorial Day, and Trump and the Republicans do have a world’s of time. By no means should a Democratic sweep this November be inevitable, despite the growing collective conclusion that is the case, (2016, anyone?!)
The most accurate polling agency in the nation, Emerson Polling, is set to release its much anticipated national poll in two weeks. For the Republicans, such data may offer them the opportunity to utilize a common message to win (back) voters.
And suffice it to say, it will allow any political observer to paint themselves a much clearer picture both in the now, and in November.