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Could the Democrats actually have a chance for a US Senate majority come next year?

The reasoning?

If Democrat Doug Jones could win in Red Alabama?

Heck, what other places can they win that they thought where impossible? 

The Democrats got the political version of a miracle on Tuesday. Doug Jones’s victory in Alabama means Democrats have accomplished the most difficult item on their checklist in pursuit of the Senate. A Democratic path is now obvious, and the race for control is basically a tossup, perhaps with a Republican advantage.

It is hard to overstate how surprising this would have seemed a year ago. Democrats needed three states to flip control of the Senate, but they entered the cycle defending 25 seats (two of them independents) to the G.O.P.’s eight. Of those Democratic seats, a staggering 10 of them were in states that chose Donald J. Trump for president, including five that he carried by at least 18 percentage points.

Only one Republican, Dean Heller, represented a state (Nevada) won by Hillary Clinton. Jeff Flake’s seat in Arizona was also plausibly competitive after Mr. Trump’s tepid 3.5-point win in the state, but it was hard to find the third Democratic seat. Perhaps the next best Democratic opportunity was against Ted Cruz in Texas — a long shot at best.

But the Republican position has steadily deteriorated throughout the year. Most obviously, Mr. Trump’s weak approval ratings have decidedly shifted the national political environment….

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Democratic clawback coming from the suburbs …..

It isn’t just the black vote…And it isn’t the Bernie Sanders people….

Increasingly it’s the suburbs of major cities in Blue and surprisingly Red state’s….

Democrats in Nassau County NY, the subburb where I live won victories countywide and borowide that put  sent Republicans packing from offices they though they owned…The boro/town of Hemstead did have a Democrat in office for decades !….

This movement has been forming BIGGER with Trump and the GOP , which is out to take away benefits that Obama had worked hard to provide…..

Republicans maybe sheepishly following Donald Trump and HIS base….But that base is slowly thinning around the edges and has cost Republicans increasingly in elections….

In Alabama, Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D) flipped or came close on Tuesday in suburban counties that Trump had won around Birmingham and Montgomery.

His victory offers the latest data points for a trendline that stretches back to April, when a special election in Kansas to replace Mike Pompeo — who gave up his House seat to become CIA director — was unexpectedly close because of Democratic strength and high turnout in the Wichita suburbs, specifically Sedgwick County.

In Virginia last month, Chesterfield County — which includes the suburbs around Richmond — backed a Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the first time since 1961. Several GOP state legislators unexpectedly went down in suburban districts that were not thought to be in play. Gov.-elect Ralph Northam (D) won the district held by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) in the D.C. suburbs by 13 points. Four years before, Terry McAuliffe got 60 percent in Fairfax County. Northam pulled 68 percent.

The same night, Democrats flipped two county executive races in the New York suburbs of Westchester and Nassau. They also picked up GOP-held state legislative in the suburbs of Seattle, Tulsa and Atlanta.

These shifts alarm Republicans because many of their most vulnerable House incumbents represent suburban districts around places like Minneapolis and Philadelphia.Many college-educated white women who voted for Trump are swinging away, and traditional Democrats are highly motivated while Republicans are fractured.

“Throughout 2017, there has been a storm brewing in these suburbs, but on Tuesday night it got upgraded to a Category 5,” said Democratic strategist Jesse Ferguson, who cut his teeth in Virginia politics and worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign last year.

There have been more than 70 special elections for state and federal legislative seats in 2017 so far. … Democrats have outperformed the partisan lean in 74 percent of these races,” Harry Enten tabulates on FiveThirtyEight….

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A Majority of American’s think Trump should step down or be impeached…Poll

The poll was done  PublicPolicyPoilling (PPP) ….

The outfit is considered Democratic leaning….

Ok…

With THAT out of the way?

It’s not hard to understand the numbers…..

Donald Trump’s average disapproval has been steadily dropping in the last few weeks….

Two nights ago his gut, Roy Moore lost to a Democart in the  Red (Republican) state of ALABAMA….

Trump’s past sexual misconduct actions are back on the front pages of newspapers and news channels….

The Republicans are forging forward on a tax bill that is unpopular to a large amount of Americans who will probably see their taxes go up…..

The same group of law makers are also hell bent on knocking millions of Americans off healthcare coverage and cutting their socal safety net benefits….

Oh, and the guy keeps talking like he wants to get invcleved in World War III with North Korea?

Add to ALL of this farmers who are scared he’s gonna wipe out their export makerts and of course the BIG ONE!….

He’s increasingly being shown as a President who tried to stop an investiagtion of WTF he’s been trying so hard to get in bed with the Russian President who it appear had a massive effort to penetrate this countries upper government….

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The poll says voters would take Obama back by a 56/39% margin….

PPP’s newest national poll finds that a majority of voters think Donald Trump should resign from the Presidency because of the allegations of sexual harassment against him. 53% think Trump should step down to just 42% who think he should remain in office. 53% of voters believe the women who have accused Trump of harassment, to 31% who think they aren’t telling the truth….

In general Trump voters seem relatively unconcerned with his behavior toward women. Just 45% say they would disapprove of Trump sexually harassing women while 22% actually say they would approve of him doing so, and 32% express no opinion either way. Trump voters are also somewhat skeptical of the ‘Me Too’ movement, giving it just a 37/33 favorability rating, compared to 74/10 among Clinton voters. Overall voters agree with Time Magazine’s decision to give the ‘Me Too’ movement its Person of the Year award 51/35, but there is predictable disagreement on that too with Clinton voters saying 82/6 they support the honorees and Trump voters saying 75/15 it instead should have been Trump.

The reaction of Trump voters to the recent charges against Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort is…fire Robert Mueller and hate the FBI. 56% of them think Mueller should be fired to only 17% who are opposed to such a move. 53% say they disapprove of the job the FBI is doing, to just 24% who approve…

One thing that’s not helping the GOP is the tax bill- only 29% of voters support it to 49% who are opposed. And by a 23 point margin voters say they’re less likely to vote for a member of Congress next year who supports it- 49% say support for the tax bill makes them less likely to vote for someone, to only 26% who consider it a positive.

And the more tuned in to the tax debate voters are, the worse it gets for Republicans. Among those who say they’ve heard ‘a lot’ about the tax plan 62% oppose it, and that group of voters gives Democrats a 63-33 advantage on the generic House ballot. Only 26% of voters think the middle class and small businesses will be the primary beneficiary of the bill, with 61% thinking it will be the wealthy and large corporations….

-Only 38% of voters think he’s honest, to 57% who say he’s not. 55% flat out call him a liar, to only 39% who disagree with that characterization.

-62% of voters still want to see his tax returns, to 31% who say it isn’t necessary.

-51% of voters believe Trump is mentally unbalanced, to 44% who say they think he’s mentally stable.

-Just 37% of voters think he’s delivered on his core campaign promise to ‘Make America Great Again,’ while 57% say he hasn’t.

-For the first time we find a majority of voters- 51%- support impeaching Trump to 42% who are opposed….

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Democrat Doug Jones beat Hillary Clinton’s numbers in Alabama….

Ok…..

Doug Jones campaigned  a LOT MORE IN THE state than Hillary did….

Donald Trump IS bad….

Roy Moore was worst….

But it IS interesting to hear the numbers…

Image result for hillary clinton/doug jonesDoug Jones will be the next senator from Alabama, the first Democrat to hold that position in the state since Howell Heflin retired in 1996 and Sen. Richard C. Shelby, reading the writing on the wall, shifted to the GOP in 1994.

Jones carried 25 of the state’s 67 counties. In each county, he did better than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did during the 2016 general election; in 12 counties, he won where Clinton didn’t.

It has been about 15 hours since Jones won, as of writing, and a lot of analysis of the results will ensue. But one factor has largely flown under the radar: In 11 counties, Jones actually received more votesthan Clinton. Not a higher vote margin — actual votes, even though 59 percent of voters statewide cast ballots in the 2016 election and the special election on Tuesday turned out only 37 percent of voters, according to Edison Media Research.

Interestingly, with only one exception the counties that Jones flipped aren’t the ones in which he earned more votes than Clinton. In other words, Jones earned more Democratic votes than Clinton in 10 counties that he lost anyway. In total, he outperformed Clinton by about 13,300 votes in those 11 counties. He beat Republican Roy Moore by about 20,700 as of Wednesday morning….

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Trump’s approval keeps dropping to historic lows…Poll

Donald Trump is just  NOT doing any good  in getting American’s to accept him amd his Presidency….

Donald Trump’s current job approval rating is the lowest registered in the Monmouth University Poll  since he took office, with the biggest drop coming from independent women. Most voters think that the president has not been successful at moving his agenda through Congress and feel his decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel will destabilize the Middle East. Monmouth’s initial generic House ballot match-up for the 2018 election finds Democrats holding a 15 point advantage over Republicans.

Pres. Trump’s current job rating stands at a net negative 32% approve and 56% disapprove. This marks his lowest rating in Monmouth’s polling since taking office in January. Prior polls conducted over the course of the past year showed his approval rating ranging from 39% to 43% and his disapproval rating ranging from 46% to 53%.

The decline in Trump’s job rating has come much more from women – currently 24% approve to 68% disapprove – than from men – currently 40% to 44%. In September, Trump had a 36%-55% rating among women and a 44%-42% rating among men.

The gender gap in the president’s rating crosses party lines. Republican women (67%) are somewhat less likely than Republican men (78%) to give Trump a positive rating. These results are down by 9 points among GOP women since September and by 5 points among GOP men since the fall. The biggest drop has occurred among independent women – just 14% currently approve of Trump’s job performance, which is down by 25 points since September. Among independent men, 31% approve of Trump, down 10 points. Democrats’ ratings of Trump have held steady at just 8% approval among Democratic men and 7% among Democratic women.

“This result is not good for the president, especially coming off the loss of his endorsed candidate in the Alabama Senate race….

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A Lot of Young Republicans left Roy Moore ….

While the headlines point to the stunning black Democratic vote support for Doug Jones last night?

Something else also happened….

Doug Jones, the Democrat?

Carried a good amount of the young Republicans in a Red State….

Uh, Oh?

Young Republicans who remain have largely embraced Trump-style Republicanism — but they also look increasingly unlike their nonpartisan peers.

The Republican Party’s struggles with young voters have existed for the past decade. After running nearly even with young voters in the 2000 election and losing them by a relatively modest margin in the 2004 election, Republicans have since then earned pitifully low shares of the youth vote.

Many once-Republican young people left the party, and many young people who might have considered themselves Republicans in the past are simply electing to stay independent. In the most recent Harvard Institute of Politics poll of Americans under 30, only 22 percent identified as Republican. The largest affiliation category was independent, at 39 percent. Research by NBC has confirmed that young voters increasingly see no need to identify with either party and are unsure if either one — but again, especially the Republican Party — cares about them. Only 6 percent of millennials in the NBC study said that they strongly approved of the job President Trump is doing (and 46 percent strongly disapproved).

In the Trump era, young voters may be walking away from the parties themselves, but they are voting quite like Democrats. (The Virginia governor’s race is an excellent example.)

Many Republicans are not terribly concerned about this issue. They point to strong support for Mr. Trump among young Republicans to suggest that all is well, ignoring that the remaining young Republicans are light-years away from their peers these days in terms of political attitudes.

It is true that young Republicans who have stayed in the party are mostly in favor of the president: The Harvard poll found that 66 percent of them approved of the job Mr. Trump was doing. That’s lower than the president’s approval among Republicans over all, but it’s still a significant majority….

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Republicans NOW begin to worry about next years midterm elections…

Sure Roy Mooree was a weak off the wall candidate in yesterday’s Alabama US Senate election…

But?

He WAS running in Ruby Red Alabama, right?

Didn’t Trump and even Romeny win there?

Didin’t Jeff Sessions OWN the seat, before went off to Washington?

Hmmmm?

Maybe it has become apparent to the Grand Ole party types that their effort to take America back 50 years isn’t going as well as they think ?

The GOP establishment types have been pushed to back of the train…That  train  has gone off the tracks firts in Virginia….Now in Alabama…Where else will it slide in future elections?

The bad signs are beginning to appear in the places Republicans should be the strongest…

Even in Alabama, a state he won by 28 percentage points, Trump was unable to ease his candidate over the finish line. Exit polls Tuesday indicated one reason: Voters even in this heavily Republican state were closely split between approval and disapproval of Trump.

That’s an ominous sign for Republicans heading into the midterm election. The key races next year will take place in states that are far less favorable to Trump than Alabama.

Related to Trump’s broad unpopularity is the fact that his party is fractured. Those divisions began with the primary battle, which the president’s former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, who strongly backed Moore, helped turn into a referendum on the party’s Senate leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

The splits only deepened after the Washington Post published accusations that Moore had fondled and kissed girls as young as 14 when he was a local prosecutor in his 30s.

The Republican National Committee and the party’s Senate campaign committee pulled its backing from Moore after the Post story. When Trump, urged on by Bannon, decided to endorse Moore, the national committee returned to support him. The Senate committee declined to follow suit.

On election night, Moore’s chief strategist, Dean Young, took off not against Jones or even the typical targets, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, but against McConnell….

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Alabama Special US Senate Election Open Thread….

Here’s the place to comment on the race for who will succeed Jeff Sessions in the US Senate seat in Alabama….

Roy Moore, the off the wall former judge , who got canned a few times for crazy stuff SHOULD win this because ?…Well, it’s Alabama, a Red State …But as his antics have been exposed nationally including his past trysts with High School age girls ?…He’s had issue’s..

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The race is voted on solely in Alabama , but it HAS been nationalized with Democrat Doug Jones receiving tons of money and support from outside the state…(Trump for Moore….Obama for Jones)

The polling has been all over the place and the pundits have come down to admitting that the winner will be decided by the number of people who actually vote…Trump IS still very popular in the state and is trying to over shadow Moore as a reason for Republicans to vote….

The MORE people who do vote?

The better the chances are for Democratic Doug Jones….

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Breaking…Fox poll shows Democrat Doug Jones with a TEN POINT lead over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race…

Oh Snap!….

This poll was done from Dec 7th to the 10th….

It’s results point to observations reported over the last week by several pundit’s that question the polling samples that have been done by smaller outfits….

In addition?

It has become apparent that Jones is gaining support among black and young white higher educated voters thru out the state….

The Democratic vote is united…The Republican vote seems split….

Roy Moore has NOT been out campaigning and adding Donald Trump to the equation maybe told after the vote as a mistake…

The actual vote tomorrow is anyone’s guess….But Democrats have to be in a better mood going into the vote….

Now we’ll see who actually votes…

Democrat Doug Jones holds a 10-point lead over Republican Roy Moore among likely voters in deep red Alabama.

Greater party loyalty plus higher interest in the election among Democrats combined with more enthusiasm among Jones supporters gives him the advantage in the race to fill the U.S. senate seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

That’s according to a Fox News Poll of Alabama voters conducted Thursday through Sunday using traditional polling techniques, including a list-based probability sample with both landlines and cellphones.

Jones receives 50 percent to Moore’s 40 percent, with 1-in-10 undecided (8 percent) or supporting another candidate (2 percent) — which could make a difference Tuesday.  That’s even truer with such an unconventional election with unconventional candidates.

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This race’s uniqueness is significant.  It is impossible to know who will show up to vote in a special election to fill a seat in the middle of a term in an off-year.  And it’s December, a time when people expect to be going to the shopping mall, not the voting booth.

On top of that, accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore emerged November 9.  That’s just a month before the December 12 election.  Since then, he has repeatedly denied the allegations, and after the GOP initially pulled its support, the party ultimately backed Moore.

By a 6-point margin, Alabama voters believe the allegations against Moore are true (39-33 percent).  They were more evenly divided last month, believing the accusations by just 1 point (38-37 percent).  About one quarter, 27 percent, feel it is too soon to say or have no opinion.

Among Republicans, 13 percent believe the accusations are true, 60 percent say they aren’t, and 26 percent are unsure.  In November, it was 13-62 percent (26 percent unsure)….

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This IS a Fox News poll folks….(The Fox News Poll is conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R).)

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Alabama Republicans…Stay home if ya want to…don’t vote for Roy Moore or Doug Jones…Red State

…by Carl Arbogast @ Red State…

Whatever the case may be, no reason exists to vote for Doug Jones. The notion that staying home “is not good enough” comes only from Democrats who want to shame you into voting for their guy. But why on earth would people vote for the person who upholds ideals and supports policies that are a 180-degree departure from their own? That’s crazy talk.

Doug Jones is a liberal. And yes, a Democrat winning in Alabama would be a significant setback for the GOP in advancing a legislative agenda in Congress.

Well, that’s too bad. 

Too many Republicans have made their bed, and now they have to lie in it. Of course, Moore could still win which means Republicans would have the votes they need but would also have to answer for every goofball thing Moore ever said and will have to answer questions regarding the accusations over Moore’s dark past.

That said, don’t allow yourself to be bullied into a voting for a liberal Democrat. It’s not necessary. Stay home if you have to. But don’t sacrifice your ideals for political expediency…..

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Doug Jones Is Just A Normal Polling Error Away From A Win In Alabama

…from FiveThirtyEight….whuich is hedging their bets,,,,

Things seem to be going Roy Moore’s way. President Trump endorsed him. The Republican National Committee is back to supporting him. And Moore, who has been accused of sexual contact with women when they were underaged, has led by an average of 3 percentage points in polls1 taken within 21 days of the Dec. 12 special Senate election in Alabama. The betting markets give Moore about an 80 percent chance of victory — roughly the same chance they gave Hillary Clinton just before the 2016 presidential election.

Before Election Day last year, we advised caution, however — polls aren’t perfect at even the best of times, Trump had an advantage in the Electoral College, and there were a lot of undecided voters. So what’s our advice heading into the Alabama election? Well, it’s the same — be cautious — but for slightly different reasons.

A look at all U.S. Senate election polls since 19982 shows that their average error — how far off the polls were from the actual election result — is more than a percentage point higher than the average error in presidential polling. Also, Alabama polls have been volatile, this is an off-cycle special election with difficult-to-predict turnout, and there haven’t been many top-quality pollsters surveying the Alabama race. So even though Moore is a favorite, Democrat Doug Jones is just a normal polling error away from winning. (Or, by the same token, Moore could win comfortably.)….

The bottom line is that with less than a week to go in the campaign, Moore seems to have the edge — but he’s far from a sure thing….

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Trump approval among Republicans dropping….Poll

Various polls have had Trump support among Republicans as high as 80%…..

Pew polling has released a large poll finding that has Trump’s approval among his own party people DROPPING by 8% points from 84% to 76%….Now that number IS high….But reports here and and from other punditd that Trump’s support which IS strong, is dropping seems to be the case….

The same Pwe poll has the President’s OVERALL approval at a almost record low of just 32%….

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Donald Trump does seem to be in line with other Republican President with GOP support though ….

…..The new national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Nov. 29-Dec. 4 among 1,503 adults, finds that President Trump’s job approval rating has declined over the course of his first year in office.

Currently, 32% of the public approves of the way Trump is handling his job as president, while 63% disapprove. Trump’s job approval is little changed since October (34%), but lower than in early February (39%), a few weeks after Trump’s inauguration. Pew Research Center surveys are based on the general public, rather than registered or likely voters. Trump’s approval rating in the current survey among registered voters is 34%. (For more on the differences in these bases, see “A basic question when reading a poll: Does it include or exclude nonvoters?”).

While just 30% of Americans think senior Trump officials definitely had improper contacts with Russia during the campaign, a majority (59%) thinks such contacts definitely or probably occurred; 30% think they definitely or probably did not happen. In views of Mueller’s investigation, 56% are very or somewhat confident he will conduct the probe fairly.

Only about a quarter of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (26%) say Trump officials definitely or probably had improper contacts with Russia during the campaign; 82% of Democrats and Democratic leaners think there were improper contacts – with 49% saying they definitely took place. About two-thirds of Democrats (68%) and 44% Republicans say they are at least somewhat confident Mueller’s investigation will be conducted fairly.

The survey was being conducted when Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying about contacts with Russian officials during the presidential transition. There are no significant differences in opinions about whether senior administration officials had improper campaign contacts with Russia, or in views of Mueller’s investigation, in interviewing conducted before and after Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1….

A majority of Americans DO support the Robert Mueller investigation of Trump’s Russian contacts….Republicans support Trump view of the Russian contacts….Democrats do NOT…

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Everytime I type Trump in Google it goes to the guys home page …..

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Illinois governor’s race haunted by 2016 presidential primary….

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The ghost of Hillary Clinton  is mentioned at the race….

An inevitable candidate. Accusations of a rigged primary. Early commitments from organized labor.

The Illinois Democratic primary for governor sounds a lot like Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential primary campaign — which didn’t end up well for the party.

Opponents of billionaire J.B. Pritzker, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in Illinois, are now using the Clinton example in an effort to level the field, warning that the party risks blowing a prime opportunity to knock off a vulnerable Republican governor by repeating the same mistakes it made in 2016.

Evoking Sen. Bernie Sanders, Pritzker’s top competitors — Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, and state Sen. Daniel Biss, a Harvard-educated mathematician — say they’ve been elbowed out at every turn by party insiders. They say the Democratic establishment in one of the nation’s biggest blue states has greased the skids for an untested candidate, simply because he has bottomless pockets.

Illinois Democrats are so mesmerized by Pritzker’s unlimited cash pile, and so presumptuous that he will win because of it, Biss said, that few are asking the most basic question: Can one wealthy businessman, Pritzker, defeat another wealthy businessman, Gov. Bruce Rauner, in a general election?….

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Political Roundup for December 6th, 2017…Local races/Presidential news…RRH Elections…

Well, the President of the United States and the RNC have both officially endorsed a sexual predator for a US Senate seat. Political participation these days feels like a game of Russian Roulette in which every chamber of the revolver is loaded.

Last Night, Keisha Lance-Bottoms (D) won the Atlanta Mayor’s race by 1% (759 votes), Brad Hart (R) held Cedar Rapids Mayor for the GOP, and Robb Pitts (D) was elected Fulton County, GA Executive. Republicans picked up a State Senate seat in MA-SD-Worcester & Middlesex with Dean Tran (R), Wendy Carillo (D) took CA-LD-51, and the Dems easily held PA-LD-133. Margaret Good (D) won the nomination in FL-LD-72. Georgia Democrats elected in D-on-D runoffs Jen Jordan (D) in SD-6, Nikema Williams (D) in SD-39, Kim Schofield (D) in LD-60, and Bee Nguyen (D) in LD-89.

President/the Bigger Picture

The Great Sort (or not?): The Economist analyzes recent data regarding American political attitudes from Pew Research. It finds that, while the partisan gap regarding the role of government has widened, Americans broadly agree at an unprecedented level on two electorally influential notions: 1) homosexuality should be accepted, and 2) immigration is a positive force. The magazine also claims that, despite many theses to the contrary, Americans have not been moving to certain areas to be around fellow members of their political party.

Blame Canada (or at least Eastern Europe): ICYMI, President Trump re-tweeted anti-Muslim videos last week (surprise!). Fittingly, ABC‘s Nightline was inspired to take a look at the alarming popularity of white nationalism among the European youth (particularly within the former USSR). With Generation Y being split between the alt-right and Corbynism, our children and grandchildren are all screwed.

The Donald and the GOP: Totally loyal lifelong conservative Republican Donald Trump will definitely be loyal to the GOP. He won’t try destroying it, even if it doesn’t do whatever he wants, whenever he wants.

The President’s Taxes (no, not like that): Lyin’ Quinnipiac finds that 53% of Americans disapprove of the GOP’s efforts to update the tax code. Just 29% support them. For context, the pollster notes that those numbers are more dreadful than both Obamacare and Clinton’s tax hikes upon their first times being polled….

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Why is Steve Bannon is trying to beat down Mitt Romeny?….

Why?

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was at a rally in Alabama for Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday when he used his platform to attack Mitt Romney for not serving in the Vietnam War.

The former Massachusetts governor had spoken out after multiple women accused Moore of sexually assaulting them as teenage girls or pursuing relationships with them. Romney denounced Moore on Monday, tweeting that no Senate majority was “worth losing our honor, our integrity.”

Bannon defended Moore by noting that he was a graduate of West Point who served in Vietnam.

“And by the way, Mitt, while we’re on the subject of Vietnam and honor and integrity, you avoided service, brother,” Bannon told the crowd. “You hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam.”

Bannon then added that he was going to “get personal,” and attacked Romney’s children for not serving in the military, either. The Breitbart executive chairman claimed Moore “has more honor and integrity in a pinky finger” than Romney’s family has “in its whole DNA.” …..

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Maybe for this reason?

 A few weeks after Mitt Romney dined on frogs legs with Donald Trump and made meme history, Roger Stone claimed that the president-elect only interviewed Romney for secretary of State because he wanted to “torture him.” A year later, the former Trump adviser’s claim seems pretty credible; now that Romney is eyeing a run for the Senate in Utah, both the president and Steve Bannon are reportedly looking to undermine him….
…Romney has reportedly been gearing up for a run, but now Hatch is dragging his feet — and Trump is encouraging him to run for an eighth term. Politico reports that Trump has been telling friends he doesn’t want to see Romney in the Senate…
But here’s the problem for Hatch, Trump and Bannon….

Three of every four Utahns say Sen. Orrin Hatch should not seek an eighth term, while a plurality would like Mitt Romney to take his place in the Senate, a new poll shows.

“Voters are saying, ‘Please don’t run again.’ Many have fond memories of Senator Hatch, but they feel the time has come for him to step aside,” said pollster Dan Jones, who conducted the survey for The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

The survey shows that 75 percent of voters said Hatch — the 83-year-old Republican who was first elected 41 years ago — should retire, including 56 percent who said he “definitely should not” run again.

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Polling the tax cut/giveaway plan….GOPer vs the American’s in general….

The message IS clear….

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I’m not sure how much policy translates to votes these days, but it can’t *help* to choose two unbelievably unpopular ideas as your top priority in Congress…..

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    Two polls of GOP tax plan today with near identical results. Gallup: 29% approve, 56% disapprove

    Quinnipiac: 29% approve, 53% disapprove

    This is another place where the GOP tax plan is hurting Republicans- only 35% of voters support it, 47% opposed:

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