RUSH: “This Just Might Be the Worst Poll Yet for the Democrats.” AP story. “The Republican Party is at its strongest point in two decades heading into midterm elections, according to a new Pew Research-USA Today poll, the latest daunting sign for Democrats ahead of campaign season. The GOP is at an even stronger point than in previous ‘wave’ elections in 1994 and 2010 and looks poised to make major gains — and possibly,” it says here, “take control of the US Senate.
“”According to the poll, out [today], Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot. That’s a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by [Republicans getting] blame for the federal government shutdown, held a 6-point lead in the Pew poll” generic ballot. Now, most of you know what the generic ballot is. But for those of you who don’t, the pollsters go out and say, “Are you gonna vote Republican or Democrat this year for Senate, for Congress?”
They don’t give you a name, and historically the generic ballot has always been won by the Democrats. Traditionally, the closer Republicans are in the generic ballot, it has been an indicator how well they’re gonna do. And if they ever are leading in the generic ballot — particularly the last one before the election — it usually has meant big, big gains. But it’s the Drive-By Media, it’s Pew and USA Today doing the poll, and there’s one thing that we know.
Correct me if I’m wrong. USA Today and the Pew Research Center have no interest in Republicans winning elections, number one. Number two, we suspect (because we know) that any polling unit can get any result it wants based on the way it asks questions. So I’m not looking a gift horse in the mouth here, but what if they have attempted to light a fire under the Democrats here by producing a poll that’s absolutely horrible?