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Thom Tillis Nosedives In NC GOP Senate Primary. Garland Tucker on the Rise

In the campaign’s first poll, taken before Thom Tillis flip-flopped on President Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration and when Garland Tucker was unknown, Tillis led then by 56 points. In the July poll Tillis’ world turned upside down. Longtime observers of North Carolina politics say they've never seen an incumbent Senator drop as much, as quickly, as Thom Tillis.

Biden Way Up in CNN Poll, but Will It Last?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, Joe Biden appears to be way up in that other horse race, the Democratic presidential derby. He's a fat 20 points above Bernie, who seems to be slipping. In fact, we might be able to put a fork in the geriatric socialist. It's likely voters, even Democrat voters, are having trouble swallowing his declaration that terrorists should have the right to vote, one of the dumber statements made in the history of presidential politics. (What was or is going on in that man's brain?) But what about the others? They are so far back and there are so many of them that Joe, despite his also geriatric fumbling, may actually waltz into the nomination.

The Democrats’ Mean Girls Problem

Few voters outside college campuses and the liberal Twitterverse are attracted to angry white feminists, sneering liberal arrogance, smug elite condescension, Hillary Clinton-style flip-floppers and scary socialist commissars – which pretty well sums-up the females in the Democratic field.

Lunch Bucket Joe And The Mafia Hit Man

As Joe Biden announces for president it is worth recalling he has a long, friendly, and somewhat dark history with the Teamsters, or, more accurately, a mafia hitman, the late Frank Sheeran, who also happened to be the president of Teamsters local 326 in Delaware and helped make Biden a U.S. senator.

Voters Agree With Trump on Russia Probe

David Catron, The American Spectator

If the Democratic leadership expects to hold their House majority in 2020 — let alone win back the Senate and the White House — they had better come up with a platform that goes beyond, “Trump is the Manchurian candidate.” After two years they have failed to sell the voters on Russian collusion, and William Barr is obviously not engaged in a cover-up. Meanwhile, the President’s successes are mounting up and his rallies are more successful than ever. He will still be here in 2020.

Quinnipiac Poll: Voter Support for Border Wall Hits Record High

Craig Bannister, CNS News

Forty-three percent of voters support building the border wall, while 54% oppose it, according to the national survey of 1,147 voters, conducted Dec. 12-17, 2018. The record 43% support represents a five-point jump from its August 15, 2018 level of 38% and is up seven points from its year-ago level of 36% (Dec. 13, 2017). Back on April 20, 2017, only 33% of voters nationwide supported building a border wall. By party affiliation, Republicans overwhelmingly support building the wall, Democrats overwhelmingly oppose it, and Independents are divided.

Election 2018: Worst-Case Scenario

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

There are plenty of districts for Republicans to worry about during these final few days of the campaign season. What’s frightening is that the Democrat candidates in nearly all these competitive races are extremists who pretend to be “moderates” concerned about “working families.” This means that if Democrats win on Nov. 6, the next Congress will be even more radical than it was the last time Nancy Pelosi was House Speaker. Do Americans really want to go back to that? Are people in Florida crazy enough to elect Andrew Gillum governor? Will Arizona really elect someone like Kyrsten Sinema to the Senate?

Sorry, Media, Most Americans Aren’t That Into Politics

Scott Rasmussen, The American Spectator

The final outcome of this year's midterms may be determined by a group of voters that neither political team can begin to comprehend. Like most Americans, these voters overwhelmingly recognize that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have had a bigger impact on the world than presidents of the United States. Much of the discord in the political process today stems from the inability of the politically obsessed to understand the majority of Americans who don’t fit the dominant political narrative. Often, it seems as if the politically engaged don’t even want to understand the rest of the country.

What The MSM Doesn’t Get About Trump's Support

What the establishment media doesn’t seem to comprehend is that Donald Trump’s supporters, conservative, populist voters, not just white Evangelical Christians, stick with him because they want results, and Trump, despite his personal foibles is delivering them.

The 2018 elections: Will it be a Blue Wave or a Red Ripple?

Paul Mulshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger

The biggest factor is likely to be whether Trump commits himself to a busy schedule of those rallies to which he can attract 30,000 or so voters at a clip. He's already scheduled a few. It may be too early to predict how this will turn out, but there's one thing that I will predict: This promises to be a real nail-biter, at least on the House side. The Senate is likely to stay Republican, but if the Democrats get that traditional 30-seat swing they will control the House. However, if they pick up 24 seats or fewer, the GOP retains control.

The derangement virus stalks the land

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) rarely kills, but it wounds, and it might be fatal to the Democratic crusade to take back the House. Once upon a time, and not so long ago, a sob and a whine for mercy in any press room would have been hissed, booed and shouted down by the embarrassed gentlemen of the press, including a few ladies as tough as muleskinners. Jim Acosta’s performance would have embarrassed Helen Thomas. They weren’t all giants in that ancient day, but they were grown-ups.

Are Hispanics shifting their allegiances to President Trump?

Stewart Lawrence, Washington Times

Hispanics, like most mainstream voters, are waking up to post-2016 America. The economic recovery disparaged by Democrats is gathering steam and Hispanics — at 17 percent, the nation’s most populous ethnic minority — are clearly benefitting. Unemployment among Hispanics has fallen to its lowest level in decades, and there’s little doubt that Mr. Trump’s pro-business policies are the reason. Mr. Trump, it appears, is making real progress in the face of a massive liberal propaganda campaign depicting him as hostile to Hispanics, especially Mexicans.

Blue Wave Balderdash

David Catron, The American Spectator

This couldn’t come at a worse time for the Democrats. Once-loyal supporters are becoming disillusioned and joining the #WalkAway movement, rejecting the party that presided over slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, and the welfare plantation. The turnout they need won’t be there. Democrat claims to the contrary are nothing more than swamp gas, noxious effluvia from the bowels of a moribund Beltway beast.

Making sport calling out 'them lyin' newspapers

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The press can’t figure out what to do, and the mightiest (and loudest) organs only repeat themselves, scolding with the same rants that didn’t work the first time, or the second or third time. Focus groups tell researchers they don’t particularly like the way the president does it, but they like what he’s doing — restoring the Supreme Court to its constitutional moorings, staying out of the way of an economy that keeps on booming (“it’s the economy, stupid”), his telling free-loaders in Europe where to get off. It’s not pretty, but neither is the work of a tank.

Dems grapple with Trump’s resilience

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Democratic explanations for Trump’s resiliency encompass several factors: the strength of the economy; his voters’ tendency to discount negative press coverage as a product of the “fake news media”; and the visceral connection he enjoys with his base, partly because of his willingness to press cultural hot buttons relating to race, immigration and related issues. For the moment, the idea of a Trump collapse looks increasingly unrealistic, at least in the short term.

Beware Networks Skipping Their Own Polls

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

No one expects these networks to report all of their polling results. But consumers should beware that these "facts first" networks have a tendency to pass over the results they don't like and heavily emphasize the ones they do. Whether they are reporting on polls or policies or scandals or gaffes, everything the networks report sounds like dark clouds and stormy seas for Trump and the GOP. Disaster is always around the corner. The wishful thinking is palpable and incessant.

New Polls Undermine Forecast Of Blue Wave In Midterms

Julie Kelly, The Federalist

Seven months is still a long way off and anything can happen, especially when the head of one’s party is impulsive and erratic. If Trump can hold it together, the Robert Mueller probe continues to lose support among Americans, the economy chugs along, and we look tough abroad, Republicans can keep control of the House until the next presidential election. At least for now, it appears that the hundreds of political influencers who bet Trump would “ruin” the GOP and cause massive losses this November were dead flat wrong.

Showdown in November: Fearsome Blue Wave or Flaccid Democrat Failure?

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

November is more than just a political scuffle. It’s existential. When you have Democrat tech titans squealing over the thought of a “civil war” on Republicans and a leftist cultural campaign designed to drive half of the population out of the public sphere, you know it’s important. We either win in November or the most dire hypotheticals of our country being split apart or even in conflict might well migrate from the “Fiction” stacks to the “Non-Fiction” section.

New Poll: Conservatives Expect Tax Cut to Aid GOP Candidates

More than 93% of those responding to a recent FedUp PAC poll say that the across-the-board tax cut will help Republicans in next year’s elections, while less than 4% disagree. This contrasts strongly with a recent poll from CBS News.

Despicable Anti-Gillespie Ad Backfires After NYC Truck Attack

After an Uzbek Muslim, who apparently entered the United States on a so-called “diversity visa,” ran over and killed at least eight innocent New Yorkers the Latino Victory Fund pulled their sickening ad that featured an Ed Gillespie supporter attempting to run down minority children with a pick-up truck.