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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.

Gillespie Gets Pence and CHQ Nod in VA Governor Race

The MAGA agenda is on the line in the Virginia Governor's race, and it is time for conservatives to own the vote. We urge you to talk to your friends, neighbors, family, church members and others in your social circle and ask them to vote for Ed Gillespie for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Stand with Trump on Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Conservatives stand firmly behind President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Obama’s Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new poll by FedUp PAC.

Trump Surges in Polls During First Foreign Trip

Ken Klukowski, Breitbart

While polls taken before his multinational tour showed the president’s polls numbers dropping several points in the wake of news developments cast in a negative light by many establishment media outlets, Rasmussen may be the first daily tracker to reflect the positive news emerging from Trump’s meetings and summits, in which the American president looks commanding, decisive, gracious, and very much belonging on the world stage alongside other leaders, many of whom are praising him and looking for U.S. support.

Viguerie Makes List Of 64 Greatest Conservatives -- Vote for your favorite

Steve Deace, Conservative Review

Who is The Greatest American Conservative? Deace selected who he believes have been the 64 most influential figures in modern conservatism's history, and he's seeded and placed them in four regions just like they do in the NCAA basketball tournament every March. Richard Viguerie is in the 'West region.'

The Reason For President Trump’s Approval Problem

There are many issues plumbed in these polls, but what comes through loud and clear is that, by hitching his popularity to Paul Ryan and Ryancare, President Trump has suffered a devastating drop in approval among the staunchest of his core constituents.

Why the Polls Failed

Milton Rosenberg, The American Spectator

It would advance political journalism if some of its practitioners were able to acquire a more detailed understanding of the art (science it never was and can never be) of public opinion polling. If they had actually achieved some working sophistication, adepts like Chris Matthews would not so readily turn from awarding pleasure credits (“I felt this thrill going up my leg” while contemplating Obama) to exhorting vigilante justice as he urged, late on election night, that “we should tar and feather all of the pollsters.”