One of the cable news shows that has railed against Donald Trump since the day he took office is now greatly concerned that its anti-Trump message may not produce a hoped-for “blue wave” on November 6.
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” was downright glum on this Monday as she pointed to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showing that Republicans have closed the once-large enthusiasm gap with Democrats when it comes to this election.
According to that poll:
Hand in hand with Republicans’ increased election interest is a rise in Mr. Trump’s job-approval rating to 47%, the highest mark of his time in office, with 49% disapproving of his performance. That is an improvement from September, when 44% approved and 52% disapproved of his performance.
Democrats still lead on the question of which party should control Congress. Among poll respondents identified as likely voters, 50% prefer Democrats, while 41% prefer Republican control, about the same as in last month’s poll. Among all registered voters, a broader group of respondents, Democrats’ advantage over the GOP is narrower—48% to 41%.
It’s a little too close to election day to still be polling registered voters, who trend more Democrat than likely voters.
During an interview Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez discussed the apparent fading blue wave heading into the 2018 midterm elections as the GOP excitement has intensified.
Perez said he still has a lot of “confidence” and the Democrats have some “great candidates” running, but he “always knew” this election would be close.