Uh Oh. Dems win governor seats

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  1. eel river

    eel river Elite Refuge Member

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    New Jersey and Virginia. This will scare the republican swamp. Could they assess it as a Trump failure? Maybe they'll think it's time to dump Trump. This is what happens when you are ineffective.
     
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    And now Trump is slamming the Virginia republican loser. Nice going Donald! Goofball!
     
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    Must be the swamp draining I keep hearing about.
     
  4. Ron Gilmore

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    Well Hillary won that state. So no surprise, plus Gillespie ran away from any help until the last minute robo calls.

    NJ you got liberals who are used to eating at the trough. One said we can't afford to continue this and the other we will make the trough fuller and more elegant.

    No surprise on either of these.
     
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    And folks in Maine voted to expand a Medicaid via the ACA. Wow Ron, things will start to make you worry. :clap
     
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    We're doomed.
     
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    Dude, you've been chugging too much Cult 45. This is all about Trump, as per exit polls. (See below.) The R lost by nearly twice the margin that Trump lost.

    An incumbent Conservative also lost to a transgender Democrat. Dems picked up seats vacated by Republicans and gained as many as 14 total.

    Exit polls: This was a message to Trump

    Exit polls revealed an unmistakable anti-Trump backlash Tuesday, as Democrats won resounding victories in governors races in Virginia and New Jersey.

    Majorities of voters in both states disapproved of the job Trump is doing as president, with significant numbers of voters in each state saying Trump was a reason for their vote. And far more of those voters said they made their choice to oppose Trump than to support him.

    It’s not uncommon for the president’s party to lose the off-year Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races in the first year of the new administration. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush also saw the opposition party sweep both races a year after their first elections.

    But what is unusual about Tuesday night is the extent to which the two races were about Trump. And the stark results cast fresh doubt on the health of Republican majorities in the House and Senate, in addition to gubernatorial races in next year's midterm elections.

    Trump’s approval rating in Virginia was just 40 percent, according to the exit poll. Among the 57 percent of voters who disapproved of Trump’s job performance, Democrat Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie, 87 percent to 11 percent

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017...polls-trump-northam-gillespie-244677?lo=ap_b1
     
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    You must be dizzy from all the spinning.

    The numbers were even worse for Trump in bluer New Jersey. His approval rating there was only 36 percent, compared to 63 percent who disapprove — with 54 percent of voters strongly disapproving. Only 11 percent of voters said they were voting to express support for Trump. Nearly three times as many voters, 28 percent, said they were voting to oppose Trump — and Gov.-elect Phil Murphy won 96 percent of them.

    In 2009, Obama had a 57-percent approval rating among New Jersey voters — and Republican Chris Christie won the governorship anyway. The same percentages of voters said they were voting to express support (19 percent) and opposition to Obama (19 percent), but Christie won narrowly among those for whom Obama was not a factor.

    Republicans in both states actually carried those voters who said Trump was not a factor — Gillespie won them by 15 points in Virginia, and Kim Guadagno won them by 6 points in New Jersey.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017...polls-trump-northam-gillespie-244677?lo=ap_b1
     
  9. pintail2222

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    New Jersey, Virginia and Maine. All States that went to Hillary in 2016, Obama in 2012 and Obama in 2008 are now bell weathers? Okay - if that's what you need to go by - have at it.
     
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    Did you bother to read what I posted? They didn't just go D, they went D way beyond what they went in 2016. Exit polls show this was clearly an anti-Trump election.

    2018 is gonna be really interesting if Trump doesn't get his collective shizz together. Just might be a lot of swamp draining, but it could be refilled with Dems.
     

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