The generic midterm ballot numbers are shifting

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In politics, smiles can be rare. Often, there is tension and anger but smiles? Not so much. Except when the smiles DO come — they’re like an ocean awash in sunlight — big. blinding and utterly magnificent.

So it is time for some smiles! Because polls are showing the pendulum is on a swing — toward the Democrats. A new poll from “Winning the Issues”is out. And it has found a fresh swing all right — away from the GOP.

The Democrats have taken a six-point lead in this poll over the sad old party. Isn’t it great? This poll found that 47 percent of respondents would prefer Democrats in Congress, while it was 41 percent for the GOP.

Bad news for the Republicans! I want to repeat that because it feels SO delicious — Bad news for the Republicans. This poll was conducted between July 23 and 24. There were 1,000 registered voters polled. This poll is not the only one showing these types of results lately. In fact, poll after poll has shown — bad news for the Republicans.

How nice it would be to see these words from many media outlets who have been happy to use the “Bad news for the Democrats” phrase over and over even when there WAS no bad news for our side.

The fact that Democrats are gaining ground is not that surprising. The Republicans have no platform. They’re putting forth insane candidates. The January 6 hearings are breaking through. So the fact that the pendulum has started to turn towards Democrats really should not be such a surprise.


But we need to sustain the momentum. It is important to run like we’re behind, to make this election THE priority — because we’re seeing results. So let’s take a moment to smile — and then it’s back to work as we fight the good fight heading into November.

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