REPORT: Republican Insiders Think Midterms Will Be A ‘Bloodbath’ For Democrats
Republican insiders are expressing a great deal of confidence about the party’s chances for a big win in the midterms.
The word ‘bloodbath’ is even used to describe the Democrat loss that’s coming.
According to these predictions, Republican wins will be even bigger than current polls indicate.
This report is from The New Yorker of all places:
The Republican consultant told me that Warnock’s prospects were even bleaker than many recent public polls suggest. “There isn’t a single private poll in America that has Herschel Walker anything but ahead,” the Republican consultant told me. “Not one.”
The consensus among a number of G.O.P. pollsters and operatives I spoke to this week is that in the Senate races that are thought to be competitive, Republican candidates are heading for a clean sweep: Mehmet Oz will beat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, and not just by a point or two; Adam Laxalt looks pretty certain to defeat the incumbent Democratic senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada; even less regarded candidates such as Blake Masters in Arizona will be carried into office by a predicted wave. “He won’t deserve it, but I think at this point he falls into a Senate seat,” one Republican strategist told me.
To these Republican insiders, certain high-profile races in which G.O.P. candidates were already favored now look like potential blowouts—Kari Lake’s campaign for governor in Arizona, J. D. Vance’s for Senate in Ohio. And some races that seemed out of reach, such as the Senate campaign, in New Hampshire, of the election denier Don Bolduc, now look like possible wins. The word that kept coming up in these conversations was “bloodbath.”
MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch recently used the same term.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 28, 2022
We’ll see in just a few days.
Cross posted from American Lookout.
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