“could be the third time in a century that a presidential party actually gains seats in an off-year election”
For months, Democrats and their media allies have been talking about a blue wave coming in the midterms this fall. However, Democrats squandered their lead on the generic ballot and the ground is shifting under the left’s feet. Newt Gingrich suggests that the blue wave is turning red.
He explained his position during an appearance on the FOX Business Network. Here’s a partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:
Newt Gingrich: I Predict We’re “Closer To A Red Wave Than A Blue Wave” This Fall
I actually believe we are closer to a red wave than a blue wave. Now, back in December, frankly, I was concerned, because of the huge generic gap. We had not yet passed the tax cuts. Things didn’t feel right. People were upset it had been a year and not much had been accomplished.
Starting with passing the tax cuts, President Trump has done consistently well on conservative judges, deregulation, trade negotiations, what he has done with North Korea. People have a sense things are moving in the right direction. As a result, I don’t know anybody who is a serious student who believes the Democrats have any hope of winning the Senate. In fact, we are likely to gain seats.
Menendez in New Jersey is in trouble, with his scandals. We’re likely to pick up Florida because Gov. Scott is a very strong candidate. Then you add in the other Trump states, West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri/ We’re likely to end up somewhere +5 or +6 in the Senate. How can you talk about a blue wave when we’re picking up votes?
We have a chance to do surp[risingly well in the House, it maybe could be the third time in a century that a presidential party actually gains seats in an off-year election.
I would predict we are closer to a red wave than a blue wave in the fall campaign.
Watch the entire segment below:
In a new column at National Review, Ben Shapiro breaks down the mistakes made by Democrats:
Are Democrats Blowing It?
In 2016, congressional Democrats were given a gift: the election of Donald Trump. Trump’s approval ratings had never crossed 51 percent; they’d consistently hovered in the low 40s. His personal popularity had always been low, and he had an obvious penchant for jumping on political land mines with both feet. All Democrats had to do was sound reasonable, and they’d probably take back the House of Representatives in sweeping fashion.
The latest polls show that the generic ballot lead for Democrats has dropped from a nearly insurmountable 13 points in December to about three points today. According to a new CBS News/YouGov tracking poll, the odds on a Democratic House takeover are now about 50/50. On average since 1865, the party in power has lost 32 House seats and two Senate seats in midterm elections; Democrats need just 24 seats to flip the House this year. Yet they’re still falling short.
Because Democrats can’t hem themselves in on two topics: Trump and policy.
Republicans can take none of this for granted. The far left is motivated and will likely turn out stronger than they did in the last two midterms.
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