in case you missed it, A new USA Today / Safolk University Poll More than eight out of every 10 Democrats and seven out of 10 independents said the country was on the wrong track. This is bad news for the GOP as it suggests that the upcoming November 2018 competition is going to be a change election.
Sure, seven out of 10 Republicans in the same poll said things were on the right track. If the GOP can win the election on its own, it will not be a problem. But if Republicans are going to maintain control of the various state-territories and regimes won during Congress and Obamacare, they will have to try to convince at least some people who self-identify to be independent. So far, at least according to this one survey, they are not doing so.
There is already enough evidence to allow for the possibility of a large, blue wave in November. Nearly 40 state legislative seats, a fraction of the total, have flipped from R to D since Trump was elected despite the fact that some of these districts went to Trump in 2016 in large numbers.
Republicans have also had to fight tooth and nail to control those seats in the US House that have been vacant since Trump was elected. These include many who are the safest in the country, such as the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia. Tom’s resignation should have been an easy win for the GOP; Instead, it turned into a very expensive approximate loss.
The major finding in this phone survey of 1,000 registered voters nationwide is “close to 2-1, 58% -32%” of those surveyed say they want to elect a Congress that mostly stands for President, Not the one who collaborates with most. ”
This should come as no surprise. According to the poll, 60 percent of those polled said Trump is working as president. Outside its base, what is enough is not popular. Their policies may be working, but given how they and their allies are hounded at every turn in the advocacy media by their opponents who pretend to be genuine, authentic conservatives, but instead only There are solid “never trollers,”. One must expect its number or its image to improve in time to make a meaningful difference.
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If they are going to hold power, Republicans need to look to leaders other than Trump to expand their electoral coalition. If they were smart, and there is no reason to believe, then House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should use the next recess period to organize a summit meeting of the parties’ legislator leaders, including some Can be used. The 1994 contract with the US to develop an agenda would allow GOP chiefs to begin work through the summer and into the fall and who, if they return to office in the majority, could end implementation.
One issue that appears to be quite stable is the cost of health care. Continuously increasing premiums and drug costs are breaking the family budget. Voters seek relief, but congressional Republicans are reluctant to reissue Obamekar (at least by one vote, when this was the case) on several occasions.
It may be that those who say ObamaCare will never abort are “root and branch” right. This means that options that work within the existing system or that can be achieved by tampering with it. The focus should be on finding ways to reduce spending for Obama and Democrats and generally to make the system more consumer-friendly. The President has taken the first step in this regard by expanding the availability of temporary policies that can be purchased outside the annual window in which policies can be changed, but more remains to be done.
Working closely with federal and state leaders can make states easier to experiment in insurance markets. They can find ways to make it possible for insurance to be purchased along the lines of the state – something that will reduce the problem that has now arisen for some families, so that many counties in the country have only one or two providers. Can be served by
Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is moving forward by establishing sensible work requirements for able-bodied individuals enrolled in Medicaid, which, thanks to Obamacare, many states have expanded. There is more to be done in this regard. Bevin and Republican leaders in the Kentucky legislature could pave the way for other states, as well as advise McConnell and Ryan from Washington to remove bureaucracy from the path.
There are probably a thousand good ideas out there for health care reform. If the debate goes on repealing Obamacare, most of them will never get off the ground. McConnell and Ryan could provide the platform and momentum to make them a reality. Whether actions can be repeated, what fails can be set aside – but only if the GOP maintains the majority of prominence that it currently holds.
This means congressional leaders need to take elections seriously, get as much focus as possible from Trump and exchange ideas that will improve the quality of life for the average American such as tax cuts are doing. Trump can always come later and claim credit. They are not being excluded from the process, they are simply being put in place, where voters need the GOP to earn re-elected chiefs next November.