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Cook Political Report predicts
Democratic ´wave´ in 2018

The Hill, by Brandon Carter

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Posted By:viola, 11/17/2017 9:38:03 AM

Cook Political Report, a top nonpartisan election handicapper, is predicting a wave of Democratic victories in the 2018 midterm elections. In a new analysis, Cook editor Amy Walter says she feels a similarity to a wave of Democratic Congressional victories in 2006, in which the party took control of the House, the Senate and a majority of governorships during former President George W. Bush´s second term. “[B]ack in 2006 ... I argued that unlike the last wave election of 1994, the party holding the White House was much better prepared. Republicans in 2006 had significant financial advantages,” Walter writes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pchristopher, 11/17/2017 9:45:15 AM     (No. 11454575)

Wave? Undertow might be a better word.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: justavoter, 11/17/2017 9:46:59 AM     (No. 11454581)

Just because the nitwit bunch that holds the seats now are worthless, does not mean I am going to go for a nitwit Democrat that is worse. I am going to vote for anybody but an incumbent in the Primary and then anybody that is not a Democrat in the General.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smak90, 11/17/2017 9:51:39 AM     (No. 11454589)

Have Republican´s done anything about election fraud? Then it could happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: scottc, 11/17/2017 9:54:20 AM     (No. 11454591)

On November 6th 2016 the Cook Political Report predicted:
Hillary 278....Trump 214....Toss Up 46.

Ummmmmm yeah...You might as well call the psychic hotline.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard, 11/17/2017 9:59:59 AM     (No. 11454599)

Pollsters have zero credibility.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 11/17/2017 10:06:24 AM     (No. 11454609)

#2 has the right strategery, if only Republican voters don´t get totally disgusted and stay home. Having a do-nothing post turtle in there is still preferable to having a democrat robot pulling the "D" lever all day every day.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Butch, 11/17/2017 10:17:02 AM     (No. 11454621)

The election is almost one year away, and given all that Trump has done in his first year, I wouldn´t be surprised to see his approval numbers inch up.

The Dems have even less to offer then incumbent Repubs. The only idea they have is more class envy, and that´s a non-starter in America. Americans want more opportunity and more prosperity. The Democratic Party offers none of that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 11/17/2017 10:35:35 AM     (No. 11454637)

The republican elite PREFER to be second chair. They will still have power ... and that is all that matters. They have no interest in ´leading´. Just retaining orifice and power. Thats it.

Hopefully we will have some conservative choices and voters from each state will see that keeping the same person in office forever, just because they don´t recognize the other (R) candidates name, is a poor choice. I hope and pray we vote out McConnell and Ryan.

Nevertheless there could be a switch... for a number of possible reasons.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: voxpop, 11/17/2017 10:44:46 AM     (No. 11454642)

Keep dreamin´, toots.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 11/17/2017 11:02:26 AM     (No. 11454665)

Not likely.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/17/2017 11:02:54 AM     (No. 11454666)

I think they had Hillary up by 18 didn´t they?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hotcorner, 11/17/2017 11:04:57 AM     (No. 11454670)

Oh please. What - 80% Democrats polled. Stop this nonsense.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 11/17/2017 11:05:22 AM     (No. 11454673)

Forget unlikely. Not even possible. Everything the Dumocrats attempt blows up embarrassingly.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rama41, 11/17/2017 11:49:00 AM     (No. 11454717)

A lot of democrats stayed home last year because Hillary´s victory was assumed. They didn´t stay home in this month´s elections, and they´ll be out in force next year. And it won´t matter what the issues are: they´ll be voting for vengeance. The magic number in the Senate is 50. We´d better remember that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rolfnader, 11/17/2017 12:43:18 PM     (No. 11454760)

Hmmmm hmmmm...
Graveyard, meet whistle.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 11/17/2017 1:02:18 PM     (No. 11454773)

Gently and sweetly remind Millenials and other dims that the same DNC and dim leadership that cheated Bernie out of winning the nomination are still in charge. This will help curb their enthusiasm to vote for a dastardly dim. Its easier to get them to not vote at all vs. vote for a non-dim.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 11/17/2017 2:00:14 PM     (No. 11454831)

The demonrats will be hit with an "imanust" - -

- - a reverse tsunami.

Sea ya!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: varkdriver, 11/17/2017 4:24:43 PM     (No. 11454963)

Now, if this was the Cook County Political Report, I´d say it was spot on.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/17/2017 4:29:05 PM     (No. 11454966)

How many times do they predict this and it´s always wrong, like Hillary´s loss??

These Rubes are like Lucy and the football, never to be trusted.

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