Blue Wave Receding

Democratic Polling Edge Evaporates

Evan Smith
October 04, 2018 - 5:44 pm

For awhile there, it looked like the Blue Wave would soon come crashing down on the country, as Democrats held a massive enthusiasm advantage.

Consider last July, when there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November election were "very important."

Now?

That number is at a statistical tie, according to a recent NPR poll.  

What’s more, Democrats' advantage on which party's candidate voters are more likely to support has been cut in half. They still lead by 6 points, but that number was at 12 points just before Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came out with sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh,  

Those accusations were predicted to be a rallying cry for Democrats, especially among women. But as the fights drags on, it would seem the opposite has prove true, with the director of the Marist Polling Institute noting an “awakening” of the Republican base.

Democrats currently need to net 23 seats to take back control of the house. But with about a month to go until election day, and enthusiasm waning -- especially among younger voters who tend to skew left, -- it will likely be a battle between the core base of each respective party. 

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