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Democrats’ Lead Almost Double in Generic Ballot

58% to 32%

A new USA Today/Suffolk poll finds that by a nearly 2-1 margin, 58% to 32%, Americans say they want to elect a Congress that mostly stands up to President Trump, not one that mostly cooperates with him. If the election were held today, those surveyed say they are more likely to vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress than the Republican one by 47% to 32% — a yawning 15 percentage-point advantage.


Over Half Favor Democrats in Generic Poll

50% to 39%

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds Democrats leading Republicans in the generic congressional ballot by 11-points, 50% to 39%. NBC News: “The last time Democrats both held a double-digit lead and hit 50 percent on this question in the NBC/WSJ poll was September 2008, right before the party won the White House and picked up a substantial number of House and Senate seats.”


The Coming Wave

“In 2016 we made the mistake of rationalizing away the prospect of a Trump victory. He was too unorthodox. He couldn’t possibly sustain momentum through the grueling primary campaign. We should not make same mistake in 2018. Sure, a lot can change between now and next November. And, Democrats have a narrow path to 24 seats – even with a big wave or tailwind. But, do not ignore what’s right in front of us. A wave is building. If I were a Republican running for Congress, I’d be taking that more seriously than ever.”

Amy Walter


Democrats Open Wide Lead Over Republicans in Generic Poll

14 points

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Democrats leading Republicans in the generic congressional ballot by 14 points, 52% to 38%.


Democrats Increase Lead in Generic Congressional Ballot

7 points

A new Politico/Morning Consult survey finds Democrats lead Republicans by 7 percentage points on the generic congressional ballot, 44% to 37%, with 19% still undecided.


Schumer Positive on Dem’s Future

We’re going to have a Democratic generation. President Obama helped create it. But it’s just where America’s moving demographically, ideologically and in every way. We’ll have a mandate to get something done.

— Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told Politico he “is feeling good enough about the battle for Senate control to essentially predict he’ll be majority leader next year. Not only that, the veteran New York Democrat believes his party is on the cusp of something much bigger: An era of electoral dominance.”