The latest Fox News poll gives Republicans plenty of reasons to feel good just five months out from the midterm elections, but includes one really big reason the GOP should be concerned.
This concern being that despite a robust economy, Democrats have the enthusiasm advantage.
Guy Benson, a contributor for Fox News and political editor of Townhall.com, offered a breakdown of the good and bad Sunday afternoon on Twitter:
Latest Fox News polling results that should concern GOP:
– Trump approval rises to (45/51)
– Trump economic approval at (52/41)
– Economic optimism at robust 59/35
– Plurality support (+5) for tax reform law
…yet Dems +9 on the generic ballot, w/ many wanting check on Trump.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 10, 2018
As Fox News reported, 52 percent of registered voters are happy with the president’s handling of the economy and most indicators continue to come up roses, despite the doomsayers on the left.
But, as the poll shows, Democrats still hold a nine-point lead over Republicans on the generic House ballot.
According to the survey, 48 percent of voters selected the Democratic candidate in their House district, compared to 39 percent who went with the Republican choice.
While this may say a lot for the American appetite for checks and balances, it’s not the most troubling report. The Democrat’s nine-point lead is actually up from a five-point lead they held in a March survey from Fox News.
As for the check and balance theory, Democrats saw a significant drop in support for their ticket during the midterm elections under former President Barack Obama.
Some social media users questioned the sampling of the poll:
What’s the sample weighting? I’m betting D+10
— Jack Thompson (@JackT94) June 10, 2018
Actually, the majority of responders typically identify as Democrats in most of the polls done by Fox News. Not saying that's the case with this one as I haven't read the breakdown, just some input.
— Gayle O'Connor (@gaoconnor) June 10, 2018
At least one questioned the sampling AND Benson’s less than stellar support of Trump.
That with 10+Democrats being polled! You still on the never Trumper gang! I feel sorry for you! https://t.co/AZEJDcrh3u
— Kim (@klewis53087325) June 10, 2018
Nonetheless, the results produced some interesting responses on social media. Here’s a sampling from Twitter:
It is too early. You will have real numbers starting in October. https://t.co/eQCG28AgMQ
— THE NATIONALIST SMOKING MAN (@decakarjeffrey) June 11, 2018
The irony is so in their face. How many people have first hand experience hating a person for doing something successful, they didn't think to do or dare to do themselves? I for one, guilty! https://t.co/2lOGhIvOjS
— idea capitalist (@ideacapitalist) June 11, 2018
@tsnmike Very similar to what we discussed. People may b happy w how things are and still want a check on the president. Happened with O. Will likely happen to Trump. Now will the Ds “obstruct” his agenda or compromise? https://t.co/0NUmeg4p2f
— BattlinBob (@Boob1993) June 10, 2018
— Mike Baio (@MikeBaio) June 10, 2018
Yeah we saw how polls worked out last time.
— Chris McDaniel (@theactualdiesel) June 10, 2018
I’ll take “things people have to say to publicly oppose trump because its PC while I can still privately vote my pocketbook” for a $100, Alex.
— Chris (@unlobodelnorte) June 10, 2018