New Poll is a Disaster for Dem Party’s 2018 Midterm Prospects

A new poll conducted by SurveyMonkey does not bode well for Democrats hoping to pull off a miracle in 2018 mid-terms despite the math of senate races being hugely in the GOP’s favor.

23 Senate seats will be up for grabs currently held by Democrats, compared to only 8 held by Republicans.

Per Axios, half of all voters in the 10 states that voted for Trump but have Democratic senators say the economy is better off now than it was a year ago, according to new Axios/SurveyMonkey polls. And in nine of the states majorities approve of the GOP tax law.

Why it matters: Economic optimism underscores the challenges faced by Democrats as they try to take back the House and Senate.

As we wrote yesterday, five Senate Democrats would lose to Republican candidates if the election were held now —Democrats need to pick up two seats to regain the majority.

As reported by the WashingtonExaminer

Half of voters in 10 states that voted for President Trump but have Democratic senators have a positive view of the economy, according to a new poll.

The Axios/SurveyMonkey poll released Friday showed more than half of voters in West Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, North Dakota, and Wisconsin think the economy is better off now than it was in the early months of Trump’s time in office.

Slightly less than half of voters in Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania held the same views.

A majority of voters in nine of these 10 states approve of the GOP’s tax law passed in December. Forty-nine percent of voters in Pennsylvania approve of the tax bill, while 49 percent of voters in the state disapprove of it.

The online poll was conducted Feb. 12 through March 5. It surveyed 17,289 adults total in the 10 states.