Can Democrats win the House in 2018?


Democrats are unlikely to win the House in 2018 on their own. Even if they can get every single 2016 Clinton voter who backed a Republican House candidate to turn out again in 2018 and cross over.

“You can’t get to a House majority without winning over Trump voters. There are some people who definitely want to believe that they can because they still don’t know how to deal with Trump voters and are intimidated by the idea of appealing to them.”

These aren’t my conclusions. Although I’ve been saying much the same thing since last November’s US Presidential election. They are the conclusions of an in-depth study reported in today’s Washington Post.

The WP interpreted the study in the following manner: To win the House majority in the midterms, Democrats will need to make big gains with suburban voters, defend incumbents in rural districts where President Trump remains popular, topple a handful of Republicans in the Sun Belt and probably win a handful of seats that still aren’t on anyone’s radar.

It’s always possible to argue with anything that drops from my mouth about my preferred path for the immediate future of the Democratic Party. But at least one can’t argue that I’m the only one advocating that path.

[Quotes taken from a Washington Post article. The rest of this note is essentially mine. Um. As you will likely recognize. Facebook comments here.]

Published in: on July 9, 2017 at 7:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

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