Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have spent all of 2018 prepping to win back Congress.
The Democrats are counting on a Blue Wave to sweep Pelosi and Chuck Schumer back into power.
But those hopes were dashed when a new poll came out and handed Nancy Pelosi the worst news of her life.
Democrats are counting on millennials to form the backbone of their winning coalition this fall.
Polls have always shown they are a more left-leaning generation, and pundits and Democrats believe they will turn out in record numbers to register their disgust with Donald Trump.
But they may have just been splashed across the face with a cold dose of reality.
According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, support for Democrats among millennials has plunged over the past two years.
“Reuters/Ipsos surveyed 65,000 young adults in 2016, and then again at the same time in 2018—and the left seems to be quickly losing ground.
During the first three months of both 2016 and 2018, Reuters/Ipsos queried roughly 65,000 millenials on a range of issues, and their political affiliation. It was a credible poll—its margin for error no more than one percent—and what it showed suggests that even younger generations have begun to rethink their typically overwhelming allegiance to the Left.
In 2016, 55% of the surveyed youths reported that “if the election for U.S. Congress were held today,” they would vote for the Democratic congressional candidate in their respective districts. Only 27% supported the idea of a Republican representative in the House, with the remaining 18% unsure.
But in 2018, the same question prompted a significantly different response: While outright Republican support was much the same, standing around 28%, support for a potential Democratic nominee had dropped to 46%, and the margin of those stranded between had risen to 26%.
While two years has not been enough to sway this new generation toward the Republican party, many seem to be growing disenfranchised with liberal efforts to recruit them. The Democratic National Committee’s Elizabeth Renda blames the party itself for that failure, following the results of the 2016 election. “Instead of having real conversations with them, we settled for TV ads,” she said.”
Any drop off in support from key constituencies will doom Democrats in November.
Midterm elections are contests of base enthusiasm.
If young voter turnout drops off – even just slightly – from what Democrats are expecting, then the Republicans have a chance to hold onto the House and pick up seats in the Senate.
That will end the Democrats chances to block the Trump agenda or even impeach the President.
We will keep you up to date on all developments concerning the 2018 elections.