Following President Donald Trump’s brief admission Friday that Democrats could theoretically reclaim the House during the upcoming midterm elections, many on the left celebrated what they interpreted as the president preemptively conceding defeat.
“They will try to erase our gains and eradicate our progress. That’s what’s going to happen,” the president said at a rally Friday afternoon in West Virginia, warning crowd goers of the repercussions that await if Republicans fail to turn out en masse next Tuesday.
“It will be ridiculous, frankly. It’ll be bad for our country. The Democrats — and it could happen, could happen. We’re doing very well and we’re doing really well in the Senate, but could happen. And you know what you do? My whole life, you know what I say? Don’t worry about it, I’ll just figure it out.”
While some interpreted this as the president merely outlining the worst case scenario, some on the left appeared to think he was “trying to let his supporters down ‘easily.'”
Stage 7. Acceptance.
— Bruce St. James (@BruceStJames) November 2, 2018
It appears the Dems clinching a victory in this midterm is already ‘certified’ by Mr. President!
— Doo Timbir (@DooTimbir) November 2, 2018
? He knows its over for him! Talking about figuring it out, he can’t even lie good.
— Supreme Being (@SupremeBeing32) November 2, 2018
— carrie (@yulejacks2010) November 2, 2018
After all of his bragging about the election, he is now trying to let his supporters down “easily”.
— LRFalstad (@LRFalstad) November 3, 2018
He knows he is going to lose pic.twitter.com/fly0027bgc
This confidence in a Democrat victory stems from the media’s incessant reporting on all polling data that suggests a tilt to the left come Nov. 6. What remains unclear is whether this data means anything.
Recall that polling data prior to the 2016 presidential election pointed to a Democrat blowout. Instead the Democrat Party lost everything, including the White House, the House and the Senate.
Regarding the current election, while generic ballot polling shows Democrat leading across the nation, both early-voting data and local data seem to point in the other direction.
Early-voting data published by NBC News this week revealed that of the 24 million early-vote ballots completed by the end of October, 43 percent were completed by Republicans, while 41 percent were completed by Democrats.
Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh has noticed a similar trend among local polling data. He specifically noted last month that though generic polling data shows Democrats leading, when you zoom in closer you find a different story.
“If you go race by race, if you go into the states district by district, you don’t see this wave, you don’t see the evidence in the polling,” he said.
All this suggests that those liberal Democrats who’ve already convinced themselves that their party is guaranteed victory next week may be setting themselves up for a potential disastrous as the disappointment they experienced two years ago, as noted by some on social media.
Democrats And The Media Are Convinced The Midterm Elections Are Already Won – Just Like in 2016: https://t.co/N0h9MHR7kw
— Daytripper (@RealCaryPrice) November 3, 2018
I’m waiting for more meltdown when they lose again bigly!
— ????Av8trix✈️??????? (@av8trix6) November 3, 2018
They think that if they keep saying it then it will come true. Click your heels theee times Dorothy !
— Rada (@Rada827) November 3, 2018
Wasn’t that the sentiment in 2016?!?!
— Sarah Rooley (@PinkOption9) November 3, 2018
Shhhhhhhhhhh! don’t spoil it for for them early…
— Jim in Minneapolis (@jimlundell) November 3, 2018
I want to see moaning and gnashing of teeth on Tuesday. MAGA!
— Mike T (@MikeT24434877) November 3, 2018
Just like they all thought the presidency was in the bag and tried to convince the people of such using communist news network.
— Jo Ann Tolley (@TolleyAnn) November 3, 2018
There goes that crazy algorithm the liberals used in 2016. ILMAO. thought we we stupid but nooooooo libs get the award for stupidity but don’t tell Anyone, oh they wouldn’t listen anyway.
— J. P. Lloyd (@sellerjpl2000) November 3, 2018
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