The argument for a red wave in 2018 election

Scott McKay:
Yes, Rasmussen Reports offers polling which is often of an optimistic character for those of us who lean more to the conservative side of the political fence, and because of this fact Rasmussen’s work product is sometimes ignored by the legacy media when it discusses the current political reality.

But recently Rasmussen released a poll result which shouldn’t be ignored. Namely…
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 74% of Likely U.S. Voters prefer a free market economic system over a socialist system. Only 13% think socialism is a better economic system, and just as many (13%) are undecided.
You’ll see evidence to the contrary of Rasmussen’s findings, of course. There are those polls saying that millennials are as interested in communism as in capitalism, and there is the more anecdotal evidence within the Democrat Party that Bernie Sanders-style socialism is ascendant. The Democrat primary victory by avowed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over New York congressman Joe Crowley is being lauded as an example of the country’s lurch leftward; the party’s chairman Tom Perez even called Ocasio-Cortez its “future” last week.

But however skewed Rasmussen’s poll sample might be, that 74 percent number indicates the Democrats are in serious trouble if they actually believe a far-left push is the key to winning those mid-term elections. It isn’t. It is a complete invitation to disaster. The Rasmussen poll isn’t the only one recently offering an indication the Democrats are on the absolute wrong track this year. In another, this one from Reuters/Ipsos, the Dems are cratering among the millennials they’re trying to build their party around — dropping from 55 percent support over Republicans two years ago to 46 percent now. And among white millennials the numbers are catastrophic. Two years ago with white voters between 18 and 34, Democrats held a 47-33 edge over Republicans; now it’s 39-39. And with white male millennials it’s an almost unimaginable swing; what was a 48-36 Democrat advantage is now a 46-37 GOP edge.

Those polls indicate the fundamentals of this fall’s midterms spell disaster for the Democrats regardless of what some of those generic ballot polls might say. They’re one reason to look out for a red wave, rather than a blue one.

Another is the coming Supreme Court nomination, during which one of three perfectly respectable conservative jurists — according to reports, either Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, or Raymond Kethledge — will go in front of the Senate for what the Democrats promise will be a fight to the death for confirmation.

The Democrats’ behavior so far is bad enough, with a high-profile messaging campaign to date demanding that no Supreme Court appointment be made since this is an election year. Considering that Elena Kagan was nominated and confirmed to a Supreme Court seat just three months before the 2010 midterms, that argument has no leg to stand on. But what’s coming will be much worse.

Already, one of the dimmer lights in that party — Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington — has threatened her colleagues with extinction for the wrong vote. Cantwell said on Meet the Press Sunday that it would be “career-ending” if Senators voted to confirm a justice who helped overturn precedent in a case like Roe v. Wade.

She might be right, but what Cantwell is missing is that the vote itself could be career-ending for a half-dozen of her Democrat comrades. If Trump nominates someone uncontroversial in style and unassailable in scholarship and comportment, Joe Manchin for example is going to have a major problem with the voters back home in West Virginia if he refuses to support a confirmation. That goes for Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, John Tester in Montana, and Bill Nelson in Florida — all of whom are in trouble as Democrats in states Trump won in 2016. A “yes” vote on a Kavanaugh, for example, will likely convince Democrat voters in those states their incumbent is weak and ineffective in fighting the president, while a “no” vote convinces everybody else that the senator is an obstructionist they’re going to be paying the price for.
There is more.

In a post below it was also reported that Hispanics are resisting Democrat efforts to lock them down.  When you consider the direction of the economy and that black unemployment is also at an all time low the Democrats are unlikely to get their normal 95 percent of that vote too.  Not only are Democrats on the wrong side with their recent embrace of socialism, but polls also show them on the wrong side of voters on immigration despite the hysteria their media cohorts produced recently.


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