There is a very good article on the Raw Story website about the exodus of Republican voters being a bigger story than who wins in mid-terms. The focus of the article is pollster Dave Wasserman from the highly-regarded Cook Political Report. You can read it here.
Readers of these pages will not be shocked, from what I’ve written at length, that my favorite passage in the article was -- “Wasserman explained that the greater sign of a ‘wave’ is the intensity gap between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans aren’t excited about an election where President Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot. Meanwhile, anger is fueling progressives seeking revenge. With those for whom Trump didn’t keep his promises, enthusiasm wanes or they jump ship entirely.”
And I also found this paragraph significant. But then, how could one not –
“The most telling number in the most recent NBC/WSJ poll is that Trump’s approval rating among women with college degrees was 26 percent. That’s absolutely awful and the intensity of that group is extraordinary,” Wasserman told Axios. “They’re already the most likely demographic to turn out to vote in midterms. But never have they been this fervently anti-Republican.”
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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