Nancy Pelosi was devastated by this new poll
Democrats and so-called political experts have been predicting a “blue wave” this November.
Traditionally, the party controlling the White House will lose seats in Congressional Midterms.
But a poll was just released and it was bad news for Nancy Pelosi.
A new Reuters poll shows Republicans now have a slim lead over Democrats in a generic ballot of registered voters.
Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl
— Chris Kahn (@Cmkahn) May 21, 2018
Democrats need to flip 23 seats in the House to take control.
But after Nancy Pelosi said she intends to take control of the Speaker’s gavel if Democrats win, voters sent a clear message they do not want to see that happen.
Some Democrats have also threatened to bring impeachment proceedings against President Trump if they take control of Congress.
The Hill reports:
The poll showed 38.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican candidate if midterm elections were held today, compared to just under 37 percent who said they’d vote for a Democrat.
Another 15.4 percent of registered voters said they didn’t know which party’s candidate they’d choose.
The new poll was conducted on May 17 and surveyed 1,338 registered voters.
For the week ending May 20, pollsters also found that Republicans held a nearly 6-point advantage over Democrats. That marked a 9-point swing from the previous week, when Democrats held a 3-point lead among registered voters.
The results are a stark contrast to previous polls, which showed Democrats with a 10-point edge as of late April.
Voters are rewarding Republicans for President Trump’s tax cut, which has led to lower unemployment rates and more money in paychecks.
Pelosi has made one gaffe after another – calling the bonuses and raises from employers as a result of the tax cuts “crumbs.”