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Opinion: Itís Too Soon to Bet the Ranch on the Midterms
Rollcall ^ | May 16, 2018

Posted on 05/16/2018 11:35:17 AM PDT by SMGFan

.So, the Supreme Court this week OK’d sports betting by the states, giving plaintiffs Chris Christie and New Jersey a big win. Not being a gambler, I hesitate to give advice, but maybe the bookmakers can kick off their newly won legal status with the 2018 congressional elections. After all, these days, politics is somewhat akin to a professional sport, but knowing where to place a bet this fall — on the Dems or the GOP — is becoming less and less clear.

A few months ago, most political prognosticators would have characterized the Democrats’ chances of winning back the House as just shy of a sure thing. They predicted, with a modicum of certainty, an impending blue wave, destined to wipe the Republican House majority off the map. Many are still putting their chips on the Democrats to win, place and show. But increasingly, polling numbers are beginning to show that betting the ranch on a blue wave may be a bit premature. The truth is we simply don’t know; but from a Republican point of view, that’s progress

New surveys — private and media polls — seem to show that the enthusiasm gap, which has plagued the Republican base for the past year, might, at last, be closing. In our April 28-30 Winning the Issues survey, we asked voters to tell us how likely they are to vote in November on a 1-9 scale, with 1 meaning a voter was not planning on going to the polls and 9 meaning they absolutely would. .

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms

1 posted on 05/16/2018 11:35:17 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

When is McCain going to buy the farm?


2 posted on 05/16/2018 11:40:45 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: SMGFan

We now have eight Mid-Term election primaries concluded. The bottom line thus far is: there is no Democrat Party “Blue Wave” just a few ripples rolling on the sand. So much for the “Fake News” Media and their false pundits & pollsters.


3 posted on 05/16/2018 11:40:46 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: SMGFan

LOL!

If it’ll help save America from his type, I’ll sell John McCain my farm - and I’ll even throw in the mule for free! :)


4 posted on 05/16/2018 11:44:56 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: SMGFan

A lot of Liberal RAT dirt, conspiracy, and treason to come out before midterms.


5 posted on 05/16/2018 11:54:39 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SMGFan

I think he already has.

They’re just waiting for maximum under cutting President Trump effect before announcing the death.


6 posted on 05/16/2018 11:58:53 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: SMGFan

“When is McCain going to buy the farm?”

Anytime after 31 May.

But seriously, back when his diagnosis became public, Freepers with glioblastoma experience estimated that from March 2018 onward, he would be in the likely window. There could be some new therapy, but that is the current norm. His age makes his prognosis worse.


7 posted on 05/16/2018 12:39:29 PM PDT by BeauBo
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