In a nationwide poll of 1,025 adults who have the time, inclination, and landlines to participate in phone surveys, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were determined to be America’s most-admired woman and man, respectively. Obama won in a landslide, but Secretary of State Hillary’s 16 percent win was nearly edged out by the currently unemployed Sarah Palin, who came in at 15 percent. Glenn Beck placed fourth on the most-admired man list, which also included Tiger Woods in the top ten for the first year ever. The people [who sit at home waiting for the phone to ring] have spoken!
Seems likely Democrats will eventually get up to about 60 million total votes for the House once unprocessed ballots from California are tallied. Maybe a bit more (~61M?) based on what’s left in other states. Those are similar numbers to what recent GOP presidential candidates have received.
Trump got 63M votes, Romney 61M, McCain 60M. Democratic votes for the House this year should be very close to that range. There’s not any precedent for an opposition party coming this close to matching the president’s vote total from 2 years earlier. The closest to an exception was when Democratic House candidates in 1970 got 92% of Nixon’s vote total from 1968.
Of course, this reflects three things we already knew:
1) Trump was elected despite losing the popular vote;
2) Democrats’s won by a big margin this year and
3) Turnout was VERY high.
But Trump is a very unpopular president, and I don’t think that’s totally sunk in yet in how he’s covered.
About 60 million people turned out to vote for Democrats for the House this year. That is a **crazy** number. (Republicans got 45m votes in the 2010 wave.) And this was sort of missed. Why so many stories about Trump voters in truck stops and not so many about “the resistance”?