For John, BLUF: On the other hand, while polls may be scientifically accurate, those who interpret them for us are sometimes wide of the mark. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard, 30 April 2018.
Here is the lede plus five:
President Trump is “well-positioned” for re-election in 2020 and is keeping his base of supporters together strongly enough to lift the Republican Party’s chances in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, according to two pollsters close to the White House.Those are pretty strong words, and, of course, it depends upon the political winds later in this year and in 2020.
Here is the money quote:
“This is the party of Trump,” said McLaughlin, who, with his brother, polls for nearly two dozen Republicans. “A lot of Republican insiders will tell you, ‘Oh, Trump is going to hurt us, Trump’s upside down [in polling.] I’m like, ‘Look at the approval/disapproval rating of the Republican majority in Congress. Trump’s holding you guys up.”Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff