The Democrats’ ‘blue wave’ is drying up


PREMO Member
Call it the Kavanaugh Effect. The Partisan Reversion. Whatever you want. The fact of the matter is GOP voters seem to have woken up and decided to tell pollsters they are going to vote Republican in certain races that once seemed competitive.

In a weird reversal of 2012, when conservatives were trumpeting national polls showing Romney ahead and were getting yelled at by liberals citing state-level polls, liberal journalists are citing national “generic” polls (the ones that ask if you’d vote for a Democrat or Republican) to support their case that Democrats are in fine shape, while Republicans are citing specific state-level polls as evidence of their revival.

One thing that may have blinded everyone to the possibility of a GOP revitalization was the phenomenon of double-counting. Throughout the Kavanaugh controversy we were told it would be deadly for Republicans among suburban women voters they need to avoid being blown out in November.

The Democrats’ ‘blue wave’ is drying up