Charlie Cook Report is out with a analysis piece today that points to this….
While Democrats have an OVERALL enthusiasm lead in their voters right now for House races coming up next year?
Republican’s have a HIGHER enthusiasm lead in their OWN House districts right now…GOP voters are about where they are in 2010 when they swept away the Democratic majority in House….
Remember…..Hillary Clinton won the OVERALL vote last November, but lost the election because of WHERE the vote was….
If Cook is right?
(He admits his view is overly aimed across the board and doesn’t factor in local issue’s, candidates and other factors)
Then the effort by Democrats across the country running for House seats that went over to the GOPer’s back after the 2010 election will have to go out in some GOP country and sell the same thing as Republicans are pushing, but better….Democrats are strong in their districts , but that isn’t enough…
Eight years after the rise of the Tea Party, the GOP remains engaged in intra-party warfare. Capturing all levers of political power in Washington has done nothing to temper the deep-seeded tension between the forces of the traditional “establishment” wing of the party and its populist/libertarian infused “anti-establishment” wing. There are plenty of reasons for why this feud continues. A big part of the blame falls at the feet of outside interest groups and professional agitators who use chaos and indignation to raise money and line their own pockets. Meanwhile, the president, normally a unifying figure for the party, has only helped to sow these long-standing divisions with his attacks on GOP leadership. The question now is if these rifts are going to rob Republicans of the momentum and energy they need for what is shaping up to be a difficult mid-term election.
Recent polling has shown that the in-fighting and name-checking from President Trump is taking a toll on perceptions of the GOP and its leadership, especially among its own members….