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New CNBC Poll: Don’t Expect a Democratic Wave This November

A majority of Americans also approve of President Trump's handling of the economy.

By NTK Staff | 10.16.2018 @12:04pm
New CNBC Poll: Don’t Expect a Democratic Wave This November

A new poll conducted by CNBC suggests that there won’t be the massive Democratic wave this November that some pollsters and Democratic strategists have suggested.

According to the poll’s findings, Democrats led Republicans on the generic ballot by just six percentage points, with 42 percent of those polled saying they will vote Democratic and 36 percent saying that they will vote Republican.

Jay Campbell, a Democratic pollster who conducted the CNBC poll, said that this number is “not enough to suggest this is going to be a massive wave election a la 2010.”

Republican pollster Micah Roberts echoed Campbell’s statement about the poll, saying, “A six-point differential is not something that’s going to cause a big electoral wave.”

CNBC also noted that while several recent polls have Democrats leading Republicans by double digits on the generic ballot, the RealClearPolitics (RCP) average is just at just over seven points.

The RCP average is right on the cusp of the six points that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Republicans would need on a generic ballot for them to keep control of the House.

The poll also found that the economic confidence among Americans is at its highest level since 2008:

“American expect their wages to grow an average of 5.1 percent in the next year, up from 4.7 percent in the June survey and the highest since 2008.”

A majority of Americans also approve of President Trump’s handling of the economy, with 51 percent saying they approve the job Trump is doing.

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