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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mr. Madison's Midterm

 In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race.

Quinnipiac:
American voters back Democratic candidates over Republicans 52 – 38 percent in races for the U.S. House of Representatives nationwide, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.
Independent voters back Democrats over Republicans 50 – 35 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds.
Democrats lead by a narrow 48 – 42 percent among men and by a wide 55 – 35 percent among women. White voters are divided as 48 percent go Republican and 45 percent go Democratic. Democrats lead 84 – 7 percent among black voters and 64 – 22 percent  mong Hispanic voters.
American voters disapprove 72 – 18 percent of the job the U.S. Congress is doing. There is no listed party, gender, education, age or racial group which approves of Congress.
Congress should be more of a check on President Donald Trump, voters say 58 – 27 percent. Republicans say 62 – 11 percent that Congress is doing enough to check the  resident, the only listed group to feel that way.
But voters say 56 – 36 percent they would not like to see Congress begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
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American voters trust the news media more than President Trump 54 – 30 percent to tell the truth about important issues. Republicans trust Trump more than the media 72 – 12 percent, the only group that trusts Trump more. White voters with no college degree are divided as 45 percent trust Trump more and 43 percent trust the media more.