Concerns about a potential ‘blue wave’ may have been bolstered by a new poll which appears to show Democrats are more energized for the 2018 midterm elections following the Kavanaugh confirmation fight than their Republican counterparts.
According to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, 46 percent of Americans believe it was wrong to confirm Kavanaugh, while 40 percent stated it was the right thing to do.
Worse, there is a nine-point gap in enthusiasm (77 percent to 68 percent) between Democrats and Republicans who say they are “very motivated” to head to the ballot box in November.
If accurate, it could spell trouble for Republicans in the House, which has long been considered a potential flip for the left.
Are Republican voters really going to legitimize this kind of behavior – the lies, the cheating, the deception, the downright criminal smears by the Democrat Party – by succumbing to apathy and staying home in November?
Poll: Kavanaugh confirmation energizes Democrats more than GOPhttps://t.co/1UpRzKgPnK
— POLITICO (@politico) October 10, 2018
The breakdown of respondents isn’t posted in the story, and one demographic isn’t mentioned – Independents.
A recent poll from CNN shows Independents disapproved of Democrat’s handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation process by a margin of 58 to 30.
That doesn’t necessarily translate into motivation, however. Are people disgusted with both parties, though recognizing the Democrats handled the process far worse, going to be revved up to vote?
In a new CBS News poll, a majority of voters in 4 states with key Senate races said the issue of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination makes them more likely to vote https://t.co/Eu1kOulUYM pic.twitter.com/06bgjFXl6e
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 9, 2018
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Some key races seem to indicate that answering a question about being motivated to go to the polls isn’t translating to actual good news for Democrat candidates.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) had already fallen behind her Republican opponent by double digits prior to voting against Kavanaugh, bucking the wishes of a majority of the state’s voters who said it was important to them that he be confirmed. The move was widely viewed as her throwing in the towel on the election.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) opened up a decent lead on his challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), who recently admitted he would not have voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
The Supreme Court fight has had a profound effect on the race for Jeff Flake’s soon-to-be-open seat in Arizona, with support for Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally skyrocketing throughout the process.
Kavanaugh effect? New Arizona Senate poll has McSally ahead of Sinema by 6. https://t.co/2awjtKHgFD
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 10, 2018
Contrasting the Politico/Morning Consult poll is one conducted by Rasmussen Reports, which shows 50 percent of likely voters think Kavanaugh belongs on the Supreme Court, while 42 percent disagree.
There will be plenty of conflicting information and polls leading up to the midterms, but one thing is clear – the struggle for control of the House and Senate remains up in the air. And anything can happen over the next month.
What will that mean for Kavanaugh, or President Trump, who the Democrats have vowed will both be subject to impeachment?
The Kavanaugh debacle was just a preview of what the Democrats would like to do to conservatives.
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Flood the voting booths with what? Illegals?
I just voted, their poll is a lie, it says 99.08%, good guys, 0.92 dumbocraps.
This is a competition and the stakes have never been higher.
But I don;t think a screaming mob is as big as it is loud and violent.
I still see ten plus senate seats and twenty plus house seats. The fascist racist far left Democrat party is fast reaching Whig party status.
Poll: Democrats More Energized by Kavanaugh Confirmation Than Republicans
Fake news from POLITICO?
God is not a loser. God never loss. God is not losing. God will never lose.
I hope every person prays (even if they don’t know how or never prayed before), works hard, $upports, canvasses, campaigns and brings votes to the poles to remove every Democrat that is running.
It is a Poliico poll. Have you ever looked at say the twitter feed or comments section for Politico?? They are NOTHING BUT anti/never Trumpers.. ALL of them. I follow them the same as I follow Huffington Post. To see what stupid looks like today..
Sorry, I don’t believe any poll by left-leaning Politico.
Blue wave …. I don’t think so. RED TSUNAMI !!!!! MAGA !!!
This fake news is what the left wants you to believe, reality strikes….The R’s are making heavy gains in contested races all around the country and Ca, a plum has the gov race even all right now and it’s easy to see why when you read about the huge cost the D.. Kevin Newsome brings with him…this guy is insanity on four legs…
Excited? Or willing to behave more like an animal? Hillary has joined the que ordering her minions to act uncivilized and it has nothing to do with Kavanaugh. The insanity of the DNC and its leadership is they believe bad behavior should be rewarded if its for their “party” which is intent on redefining the two party system and end divisiveness with their party and accept bad behavior as normal. The majority that elected President Trump is not taken in or endeared by the pathos of the Democrats. No one expected to wake up and discover President Trump would win, I think there is a good chance the DNC may in truth be losing ground it depends on how much they can corrupt local elections because I have no doubt that is the only way they can win the same way they only know or prefer to act without civility, they are animals they party of addicts AIDS and opiate death.
Some devious soul has painted the yellow fire hydrant with mating scent and all the howlers are running over to pee on it….
I don’t believe any polls from CNN. CNN is all Democrat lovers and Republican Haters
The left has an agenda to uphold. They know they had better try to do something because 2 years of pure insanity has really taken a toll on them. I don’t think they can take much more. HaHa
…politico is just another part of the ‘crat sewer…this is another ploy to depress the Republican vote…I could go out and take a poll that would be completely opposite (and probably more truthful)…these so called polls are nothing but fascist propaganda…ignore them…and vote…as often as you can;-)…in November.
Basically, I think you guys are full of crap!
Ok, so this article says dumbocraps are showing high poll, but as I just voted it showing 99.4 R to 0.6 D. This is much like the poll that said hitlery was ahead on election day. AKA full of crap like a dumbocrap.
You know I can’t believe that there are that many ungrateful Americans out there in the Country that want to see the Republicans and President Trump go down in defeat after all of the positive progress President Trump has brought back from near death at the Democrats hands. Especially the economy and jobs!! President Trump has got the economy hitting on all cylinders and has put 4 1/2 million people back to work after 6 years of being unemployed and no jobs out there to apply for. Now after only two years suddenly the people have decided they want to go back into a stagnated country and throw away all of the positive gains that President Trump has brought back to the people. If we go back to the DO NOTHING Democrats way of governing we will forever be going down hill towards being a mere third world country. You will see the Constitution fall to the wayside and with that all of the freedoms you once had also gone!! People you have seen and heard the Democrats just as I have boasting of what they will do should they be given the power to change the face of America and they for sure will for the bad. They have shown you with their lies, cheating, deceit and their dirty underhanded dealings that they have been behind how in the world can you condone all of that over what Congress has now been doing along with President Trump in rebuilding America? America has never looked so good as it is doing now in a very very long time. What are you thinking when you say it is time to vote the Democrats back into power? Have you forgotten how things were under Obama just two short years ago? The people were begging for someone to change the direction of America. That miracle came up out of nowhere in the name of Donald J. Trump to take America in hand and saved her from complete destruction under Obama and who many thought to be the next President Hillary Clinton!! He immediately started fulfilling his campaign promises one after another bringing America from the brink of collapsing back to a roaring economy and putting many people back to work just for beginners..The United States couldn’t be functioning any better than it is today and yet so many of you want to cast it all aside and go back to letting the country sit in stagnation and where the government continues to raise your taxes and put restrictions and regulations on small businesses and manufacturing to where they can no longer operate or be in competition with other countries. Wake up America!! You can’t get it any better than you have it now in America!! There are millions of people out there that would change places with you in a heartbeat if you are that unhappy as an American under President Trump leadership..If what you have now is not good enough for you what do you think the Democrats can give you? They plan to repeal most of what President Trump has accomplished, raise your taxes big time, Cut Medicare and Social Security Benefits, down size the military and the list goes on..People for my money there is no way I could vote the Democrats back into power…I love my country the United States of America and I want to see her continue on the path she is on now and continuing to get even better. I am hoping that many many of you want the same for yourselves and your families. God Bless America!!
You can’t take polls from propagandists like Politico seriously. Polls are just tools to discourage dissent or encourage the side the pollsters favour. Polls are not attempts at objective gauging of trends, as they once were.
Kavanaugh should not have been confirmed as SCOTUS… Not because of the BS the Libs were doing, But because he is not a Constitutionalist. He worked on the Patriot Act, and that is squarely against both the 4th and 5th Amendment…
Boy, one minute the repubs are doing fine and then the next minute the repubs are losing big time. You can’t tell what the truth is and the truth is, we won’t really know what is going to happen until it happens. November 6, 2018, will tell us the truth, bottom line. I hope it tells me the repubs did fantastic. Go, go, go repubs, vote, vote, vote. Only one vote each though, OK.
This is liberal propaganda! This poll is one of their most bogus polls to date. They have not been right about Americans feelings once!
more fake news from politico..remember clinton by 20?
Polls and Poles have one thing in common.One is used to catch fish and the other is to catch stupid people that don’t know the difference between them. The only thing I worry about is that many conservative voters tend to skip the mid-terms and I believe it is imperative that they be reminded that this one is not one to sleep late on.
Quite the contrary is going to happen! The Republican base and this includes women, of all races, are enraged at what the DCAP (demoncrap/communist/atheist party) Did to Justice Kavanaugh and his family!!! The red tide is going to wash away the blue wave!!
Politico LOL, NO POLL should ever be taken seriously IF it’s affiliated with the main stream media .
A Politico poll? Why?
Consider the source of the poll, Politico. That says it all! Even so, we cannot take anything for granted. We must unite in this cause for our country and our Freedom in America! We want solid leadership not the 3 ring circus that the Democrats have been pouring out. They have no substantial platform, nothing new except spend, spend everyone else’s money and tax, tax, tax everyone to death to pay for everyone else’s Free Stuff. Nothing is free, if the government is supporting you and you have not earned it, guess what? The government owns you!. So without any substantial platform to improve our Nation, they resort to lying, deceiving, name calling, slandering, bullying and even calls to violence. Nobody in their right minds would want a party that stand for those things to run our country!!! Ridiculous. We WILL Stand and once again we WILL be One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for ALL. May God bless America!!!
Impeachment ain’t gonna happen for POTUS or SCOTUS Kavanaugh. The DemoRATS are TOAST! Vote ’em out! VOTE REPUBLICAN!
Come on REPUBLICANS – you defeated the donkey on October 6 – do it again, even bigger on November 6. VOTE donkeys out of power.
That’s is not a Donkey, it’s a JACKASS.
I’m a registered republican but that’s only so I can vote in our primaries here in Idaho. I’m one of those independents that you can count on voting republican in November. Blue wave my arse!
LOL The 46% of Americans that say it was wrong to confirm Kavanaugh were told to believe that by the liberal media. The snowflakes cannot think for themselves. When you ask them anything questions about it they spurt out the same talking points just like parrots.
I have little confidence in most polls. What matters most is a state-by-state and district-by-district analysis. A national composite reveals little about anything but is useful for propaganda purposes.
I hope the democrats are thought a good lesson. Promoting assaults on people is not the proper way to win elections,
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Hey Comrades, it’s time for your MASS SUICIDE, do it now.
This is the same poll that had Hilary winning over Donald Trump, right?