Democrats and their allies in the media have been licking their chops about the upcoming midterm elections.
All the talk on cable TV and Capitol Hill has been about the impending blue wave set to sweep the Democrats into power in November.
But a new poll about Donald Trump just turned everything upside down.
Liberals – both in elected office and in the media – believed they had finally stumbled upon the silver bullet to take down Donald Trump once and for all.
The media slapped on full court press coverage of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Every adult who was caught crossing the border was referred for criminal prosecution.
If they had children with them, the kids were transferred to a holding facility while the adults criminal proceedings played out.
The media turned up the outrage to an 11 and presented the story as the Trump administration kidnapping the children of illegal aliens and sending them to internment camps where they are mistreated.
It was a completely phony narrative, but the media focused on it with the heart of a thousand suns.
Eventually Trump signed an executive order that mandated families be held together while awaiting deportation, which reversed a 20-year-old policy that forced the government to separate children from their families if deportation proceedings ran longer than 20 days.
The media cheered because they believe Trump had “caved” on his signature issue of immigration and that the press had succeeded in turning the American people against the President.
Liberals believed the images of crying children being herded into detention centers would repulse the American people and be the final nail in the coffin of the Republicans congressional majorities.
The left was sadly mistaken.
A brand new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found Donald Trump’s approval ratings actually ticked up two points in the aftermath of the media’s relentlessly negative coverage of his immigration policy.
And the President’s rising approval rating was fueled by a ten point surge amongst Hispanics.
Journalists’ plans to sink Trump by painting him as an inhumane monster backfired.
As it turned out, Trump’s plan to deport families as a unit was popular.
A CBS/YouGov poll found over 60 percent of Americans backed various proposals to arrest and deport illegal aliens.
The Democrats and the media were the ones who held the political fringe position of catch and release.
Just 21 percent of Americans backed the open borders policies championed by the left.
If Democrats wish to make 2018 a referendum on immigration, then they just sealed their own doom.
And experts can’t believe the Democrats would want to base the midterm elections around Trump’s position on illegal immigration—considering it was the single biggest issue in his meteoric rise in the Republican primaries and his eventual general election victory.
Trump knows that if he can draw the Democrats onto the friendly terrain of immigration, then the expected blue wave will evaporate.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2018 midterm elections.