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Feds Log 160 Attempts to Hack the Midterms


Boston Globe: “Hackers have ramped up their efforts to meddle with the country’s election infrastructure in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s midterms, sparking a raft of investigations into election interference, internal intelligence documents show. … Federal agencies have logged more than 160 reports of suspected meddling in U.S. elections since Aug. 1, documents show. The pace of suspicious activity has picked up in recent weeks — up to 10 incidents each day — and officials are on high alert.”


Generic Ballot Gives Dems Double-Digit Lead

55% to 42%

A new CNN/SSRS poll finds Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead over Republicans in a generic congressional ballot among likely voters, 55% to 42%.


Early Voting Shows Lots of Young Voters


“Youth turnout rates in the midterm early vote are up by 125 percent compared to 2014, according to Catalist, a voter database servicing progressive organizations — an eye-popping and historically high figure, say strategists on both the left and the right,” the Washington Post reports.


Not a Wave, a Realignment

“This is not a wave election; it’s a realignment election. The results Tuesday will not be shaped by some crest of momentum behind the Democrats. They are going to be shaped by the fact that people are hardening into their categories, and those categories tend to produce a Democratic House and a Republican Senate.”

David Brooks


Dems Up Nine Points on Generic Ballot

52% to 43%

A new NPR/PBS News Hours/Marist Poll finds that Democrats lead Republicans by nine points on the generic congressional ballot, 52% to 43% among likely voters nationwide.


Larger Gains Predicted for Democtrats

30 to 40

The Cook Political Report has revised its House forecast to a Democratic gain of 30 to 40 seats. It was 25 to 35 last month and could change again before Election Day on Tuesday. Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight gives Democrats a 85.7% chance of taking control of the House.


Wall Street Backing Dems in Midterms

$56.8 million

“There’s still a week to go before the midterm elections, but Wall Street has already voted — with its campaign contributions,” CBS News reports. “The securities and finance industry has backed Democratic congressional candidates 63% to 37%… Democratic candidates and political action committees have received $56.8 million, compared to Republicans’ $33.4 million.”


One in Three Millennials Plans to Vote in Midterms


A new NBC News/GenForward survey of millennials ages 18 to 34 finds that just 31% of them say they will definitely vote in the November midterm elections, a number that has remained steady since August. “The survey finds that millennials don’t feel represented by Congress, which could be a sign of election disengagement heading into November. A majority of millennials overall (63 percent) do not think that Congress represents the interests of people like them well. About a third (35 percent) think Congress represents people like them well.”


Suburban Women Prefer Democrat Gun Policies

26 points

A new Hart Research poll finds that suburban women prefer the Democratic Party to handle gun violence by 26 percentage points. Key finding: 68% of all women surveyed prefer stricter gun laws, compared to 54% of men.


Democrats Have 17-Point Edge in Generic Ballot

17 points

A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finds Democrats leading Republicans in the generic congressional ballot by a stunning 17-points, 57% to 40% among likely voters.