This One Trump Lie Could Cost Republicans the Midterms, Poll Shows

President Donald Trump tells a lot of whoppers (according to those who tally his lies, he had his second most dishonest week of his presidency this past week,) but thereís one falsehood heís been repeating that could have actual consequences for the Republican Party in the upcoming midterm elections: his boast that a red wave is coming.

With national polls giving Democrats a significant advantage, pundits are predicting a blue wave in November. That doesnít jive with Trumpís fragile ego, so heís been predicting that his alleged popularity with Americans will result in stronger congressional majorities for Republicans.

Now, that bit of unfounded confidence is posing a problem for his party. According to the GOPís own internal polling, a lot of registered Republican voters donít intend to go to the polls in November because theyíre confident their party will maintain control of the House and Senate.

Specifically, 57 percent of Trump supporters polled said they donít expect Democrats to stand much of a chance in the election. While most Americans know not to take Trump at his word, this is a group of people who actually do take his words as gospel, and thatís likely about to blow up in the Republicansí faces.

These rightwing voters may have heard about the expected blue wave, but at the presidentís urging, they donít trust the media or polls at this point, so good luck convincing them otherwise. Then, if independents are leaning Democratic and reliable conservatives donít bother to go to the polls, well thatís a recipe for an even bigger victory for the left.

Obtained by Bloomberg, the leaked RNC report worries that the presidentís supporters are ďdwarfed by the 44 percent of voters who strongly disapprove of the president and are just as committed to Dem candidates and voting in November.Ē Avoiding a blowout, it posits, will depend on courting voters who donít necessarily hate Trump, but also arenít wild about his leadership approach.

The report also lays out a strategy for GOP politicians to follow: avoid Trumpís usual talking points about border security, demonizing immigrants and cutting taxes because thatís not what most voters consider important. ďSpecial attention should be paid to the messaging regarding Social Security and Medicare,Ē the report reads. ďThe challenge for GOP candidates is that most voters believe the GOP wants to cut back on these programs in order to provide tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy.Ē

For what itís worth, most voters are right Ė thatís what Republican leadership wants to do, so candidates may want to avoid bringing up that unpopular subject altogether.

All in all, this internal GOP poll is probably why Trump has stopped using the phrase†”red wave” in recent days Ė itís proving to be counterproductive. Instead, he told his supporters at a rally that it would be†their fault if he winds up getting impeached because that means they didnít turn out to vote and left him vulnerable to a Democratic Congress. Of course heíd point the finger elsewhere rather than accepting that impeachment would occur because of his own misdeeds.

As for the voters who oppose the president and want to see a blue wave, hereís a reminder not to be complacent over this news of conservatives potentially sitting this election out. Power will go to the people who participate at the polls.

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59 comments

hELEN h
hELEN h2 months ago

tyfs

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E2 months ago

david f
And the deer in your avatar? Even your responses to this question are "fake"
I guess if you can only show one example (the MSNBC one) and trump lies or "twists the truth over 7 times a DAY, your example falls flat just like your other posts.
Your "honest and trustworthy news services have been shown time and time again to be mostly trash or so extreme right they are off the map.
We have your number just like brian f's.
Have a great day from a happy CANADIAN "socialist"

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Brian F
Brian F2 months ago

Our corporate owned media CNN, MSNBC, and Fox news lied about the Iraq war and they lie all the time. MSNBC is owned by Comcast, which supports the corrupt corporate Democratic establishment and the nefarious DNC that cheated Bernie Sanders out of his primary and anointed a Wall Street crook Hillary who caused this crook Trump to win. Anyone who would beleive a paid liar like Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, who makes $30,000 a day, and only keeps her job because she pushes this Russia garbage and says what they tell her to say, is a fool. The late Ed Shultz said that MSNBC wouldn't let him cover Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and fired him because he criticized corrupt corporate Democrats like Obama. So our corporate controlled media lies all the time, and can't be trusted.

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David F
David F2 months ago

Kevin says President Trump had his second most dishonest week of his presidency this past week because he predicted a possible red wave. According to Kevin that made him a Whopping liar.

What would Kevin call MSNBC when they told their victims that mega crook Hillary would have a double digit landslide over President Trump?

I fine honest and always trustworthy news service, of course;-)

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David F
David F2 months ago

Rhoberta, years and ten's of millions of taxpayer labor spent on the most powerful deep state lawyers in the country trying to invent a crime that doesn't exist and mold elections, they have zero.
Only the most gullible Socialistic, and Fake News Industrial Complex are holding on to our Hoax on America. LOL

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Brian F
Brian F2 months ago

All the Democrats voted with the Republicans to give this crook Trump his 700 billion dollar military budget so behind the scenes the Democrats are crooks like the Republicans. Corporations own both corrupt parties and our media and the only honest politicians like Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein are shut out of power by these nefarious corporations.

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Darlene Buckingham
Darlene Buckingham2 months ago

Is anyone sick of all politicians shenanigans and lies and ready for a whole new system where people like the Trumps, Clintons, Bushes, Obamas don't have a hope to get elected?

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Janis K
Janis K2 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Brandy S
Brandy S2 months ago

Thank you.

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Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie2 months ago

Thank you so very much.

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