All of that changed the moment that Republicans lost a ruby red US Senate seat in Deep South Alabama. They then got into gear and passed a comprehensive tax reform package. The money, the investments, the job growth pouring into the country has exceeded expectations.
The Dow Jones recently passed 25,000, and the NasDaq and Standards and Poors metrics have exceeded their own previous records. The economy is supercharging under President Trump, and the tax cuts are furthering this growth. Major firms are committing to investment and repatriation of funds into the United States. Corporations are giving out bonuses to their American workforce.
American workers are getting hired! Working Americans are keeping their own money.
So, the three months of ahead of pro-Democratic polling numbers are starting to tank.
Check out this link from Real Clear Politics:
2018 Generic Congressional Vote
|Poll||Date||Sample||Democrats (D)||Republicans (R)||Spread|
|RCP Average||12/11 - 1/2||--||48.2||36.8||Democrats +11.4|
|Economist/YouGov||12/31 - 1/2||1277 RV||42||36||Democrats +6|
|Reuters/Ipsos||12/29 - 1/2||1770 A||38||31||Democrats +7|
|Quinnipiac||12/13 - 12/18||1230 RV||52||37||Democrats +15|
|CNN||12/14 - 12/17||898 RV||56||38||Democrats +18|
|NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl||12/13 - 12/15||736 RV||50||39||Democrats +11|
|PPP (D)||12/11 - 12/12||862 RV||51||40||Democrats +11|
The net positive has gone down from D+11 to D+6 already.
And the American public is only getting the first taste of renewed financial prosperity.
What will Democrats do when the wages increase, the illegal immigration goes down, the legal immigration decreases as well, and finally the cost of living diminishes in turn across the country?
The net positives will be really difficult for Democrats to overcome with fear-mongering. Not only that, but Republicans will be able to slam their opponents by saying "He/She voted against cutting your taxes! This candidate voted to make you buy something that you could not afford, or pay a fee which you could not pay because you could not buy something that you could not afford!"
Election 2018 is going to be quite interesting, and not the way that the Democratic Party would have hoped.