By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — While conservatives should take nothing for granted this election season, all signs point to a Red Wave coming.
The latest indicator comes from a Convention of States Action poll that shows nearly two-thirds of voters (66%) believe that President Joe Biden and Democrats have not made a case to retain power. The poll, conducted by renown pollster The Trafalgar Group, finds more than 80 percent of voters say Republicans will win at least one or both chambers of Congress.
“The American people are wise, pragmatic, and understand what needs to be done to get the nation back on track, despite the fact that so many elected officials in Washington, D.C. do not. In the final estimation, voters – even Democratic voters – have determined that the current leadership is not getting it done, and believe Republicans will sweep big on election day,” said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States.
Not surprisingly, 96 percent of Republicans surveyed said Dems have not made the case to maintain power. Interestingly, 75 percent of Independent voters in the poll agree, and they’re joined by nearly 30 percent of Democrats.
Only 19.5 percent of the 1,000-plus likely voters asked in the poll believe Dems will maintain control of the House and Senate.
Things aren’t looking good for the left. A CBS/YouGov Battleground Tracker poll finds 79 percent of voters surveyed describe the state of things as “out of control” with Dems in charge of Congress and the White House.
While the House would appear all but lost for Democrats, the race for the Senate is now a “jump ball,” according to NBC News. That’s a big turnaround from a couple months ago, when Dems held the advantage on the Senate side.
“Signs of a Republican-friendly landscape are evident in the historical markers of low presidential approval and high economic anxiety, according to recent polls,” the news outlet reported. “Yet the same surveys show Democratic candidates holding their own in pivotal swing states.”
Wisconsin appears to no longer be one of those swing states, at least in the Senate contest this midterm. Far left Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, posing as an implausible moderate, has been trailing Republican incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson in the polls for weeks, and the gap has widened. The final Marquette University Law School poll of the campaign season is scheduled to be released today.
Meckler of Convention of States Action warns Republicans not to get too cocky six days before the election.
“(O)ur previous polling shows that Republicans have also failed to make a strong enough case to voters, and thus should be mindful that – if they succeed – the public has high expectations for them to fulfill campaign promises and deliver solutions,” Meckler said.
Empower Wisconsin | Nov. 2, 2022