Dems Way Ahead in Generic 2018 Ballot

49% to 38%

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Democrats now have a 49% to 38% lead overall on the generic congressional ballot.“Even more notable though is that among voters who say they’re ‘very excited’ to turn out in the 2018 election, the Democratic lead balloons to 27 points at 61% to 34%. The outcome of lower turnout midterm elections often hinges on which side is more engaged, and Democrats have the clear advantage at this point on that front — 63% of their voters say they’re ‘very excited’ about voting in next year’s election, compared to only 52% of Republicans who say the same.”

Straw-Poll Apathy Running Rampant in Iowa


Of likely Republican caucus-goers say they think it’s important for a candidate to attend the party fundraiser, a customary marker in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, according to the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. “Republican presidential candidates who skip the Iowa Straw Poll in August aren’t likely to pay much of a price for their decisions.”