Nancy Pelosi looked at this one poll and realized her career was over
It’s not just the White House up for grabs this November.
Control of the House of Representatives could change hands as well.
And Nancy Pelosi looked at this one poll and realized her career was over.
Ever since Democrats won back the majority in the House in the 2018 midterms Pelosi and her allies – as well as their partners in the fake news media – confidently predicted that the GOP had no path back to power in 2020.
Power in the House rarely changed hands during Presidential elections and Democrats believed Donald Trump alienated so many college educated suburban white voters that the Democrats had a lock on clinging to power.
But that all changed with the emergence of socialist Senator Bernie Sanders as the Democrat Party frontrunner.
A poll by the National Republican Congressional Committee found that in the battleground districts that will decide who holds power in the House, President Trump holds a five point lead over Bernie Sanders.
POLITICO Playbook reported, “The tumultuous political climate has given fresh hope to Republicans, who were privately skeptical of Trump’s prediction that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be the next speaker come 2021. Internal polling commissioned by the National Republican Congressional Committee showed that voters in districts targeted by both parties are skeptical of Sanders — his approval rating is 42%, and disapproval stands at 53% — which they believe will help boost their candidates for the House. In these districts, voters prefer Trump, 48% to 43%. If Sanders is atop the ticket, Republicans believe, they can credibly label every Democrat a socialist without fear of overreach.”
Democrats have underestimated Donald Trump before.
And with the party on the verge of nominating a candidate many see as unelectable, Donald Trump could not only win a second term, but win so convincingly that he creates down ballot coattails that carry Republicans back in to the majority in the House.
That would be the dream scenario for the GOP.
It would allow Republicans to control both Houses of Congress as well as the Presidency and this time Donald Trump would be setting the legislative agenda as opposed to RINO Never-Trumpers like Paul Ryan.