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How Big of a Factor Was President Trump in the Midterms? Exit Polls Have the Answer.

That doesn’t look too good.

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Just 24 hours before the midterm elections, President Trump stated that he didn’t think the outcome would end up being some sort of referendum on his first two years in the Oval Office.

Trump stated that he believed things were going well, but if folks weren’t happy with his performance, he’d accept that, stating that he believed things were peachy in both the House and the Senate.

Well, as it turns out, his confidence in the House was just a bit misplaced.

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By 10 p.m. EDT, several major networks called the House for Democrats. At the same time, the nets said Republicans would hang onto control of the Senate. But it’s the House loss that will define the next two years of Trump’s presidency: If Democrats make Rep. Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House and install Trump haters into leadership positions, Trump faces a very unpleasant end to his first term, filled with investigations and gridlock and endless partisan sniping.

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In the end, exit polls showed voters made Trump a major factor in their decisions. “Nearly two-thirds of those voters said Mr. Trump was a factor. One quarter of those casting a House ballot said they did so in part to support him. Four in 10 said they cast a vote to oppose him. Only one-third said he played no role in their voting,” CBS News reported.

The booming economy, which Trump was counting on to shore up his party, didn’t play as big a role as he’d hoped.

In a big change from previous midterms, just 1 in 5 voters said the economy was the most important issue in the election this year — even though Trump sought to make that the center point of his effort to push Republicans.

The Associated Press reported that nearly 40% of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to a national survey of more than 115,000 voters.

Opposition to Trump proved to be more a motivating factor for Democrats than support for the president a factor for Republicans. Still, Republican voters tended to be overwhelmingly supportive of the president.

More voters disapproved of Trump’s job performance than approved — a finding that is largely consistent with recent polling.

While the loss of House seats for Trump’s administration is pretty bad, it’s still better than when President Obama lost the House back in 2010. Obama lost 63 House seats right after the Affordable Care Act was passed.

CBS News pinned the loss on President Obama, with the point being that whenever a president loses part of Congress, or the whole thing, the blame is always laid on the president.

The question we need to ask is whether that assumption is right. It’s hard to argue that Trump’s often divisive, sometimes seemingly childish rhetoric is off putting for a lot of folks, Republicans included. Could that have played a significant role in mobilizing liberals to come out and vote in larger numbers?

It’s a real possibility. Most of the time, when you hear complaints about President Trump, it goes back to things he’s said or something he’s done in his past, which just goes to show, if you have any sort of interest in politics, even just a little teeny, tiny bit, you need to be extraordinarily careful with your behavior and the things you say. They could come back to haunt you later.

Source: Daily Wire

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Stephanopoulos Makes ‘Slit Throat’ Gesture to Cut Off Trump Lawyer, Then Realizes He’s Live On Air

His reaction is priceless…

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As a house explodes behind him, Leslie Nielsen walks away saying, “nothing to see here!” That’s how the mainstream media treats any situation that might be favorable to President Trump. But, at the very least, the American public 100% understands that the mainstream media is far-left and extremely biased. In a way, they have accepted it. Not that it matters to the MSM. They just keep chugging along, full speed ahead. Check out George Snuffaluffagus’s reaction once he realized he got caught on live TV… From Daily Wire: An awkward moment from ABC News’ coverage of the Senate impeachment trial Thursday has gone viral and sparked all kinds of commentary online. ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos —who once served as a senior advisor to the only other living impeached president not named Donald Trump — was caught on camera Thursday making a “slit-the-throat” gesture urging the crew to stop showing White House Attorney Jay Sekulow as he countered a reporter’s supposition that allies of President Trump have “made statements to the effect of ‘abuse of power is an impeachable offense.’” WATCH: https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1220761295630278656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220761295630278656&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbernie-sanders-releases-statement-following-backlash-from-joe-rogan-endorsement All politicians are liars. Every single one of them makes “promises” they know they can’t keep. The trick is to do it subtly so people don’t catch on until you’ve been sworn into office. Joe Biden doesn’t care, though. He can say whatever he wants because he’s got Hollywood, the uninformed, and the mainstream media to back up his every word. Check out Joe telling what is quite arguably the biggest, most ridiculous lie of 2019… Joe Biden just claimed on CNN, that today was the first time he had ever heard President Trump condemn white supremacy. THAT IS FALSE. Here are MULTIPLE examples of President Trump condemning white supremacy, going back to 2016. https://twitter.com/FrancisBrennan/status/1158542161220112385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1158542161220112385&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fbiden-just-flat-out-lied-about-trump-on-cnn%2F How absurd…

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Nadler On Senate Floor: Trump ‘Is A Dictator’ & ‘He Must Be Removed From Office’ [Video]

A democratically elected dictator?

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Democrats set a horrible precedent when they decided to impeach President Trump. What they did was open the door for any future president to be impeached for any reason, whatsoever. At the end of the day, Democrats have admitted that they feel POTUS will win re-election in November unless they do something to stop it – like impeach. But the people aren’t dumb and the left has an extremely poor crop of presidential candidates. Bad combo for Dems. Check out Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY) from the Senate floor… WATCH: https://twitter.com/RepAndyBiggsAZ/status/1220843902716071936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220843902716071936&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F01%2Fnadler-president-trump-is-a-dictator-and-he-must-be-removed-from-office-video%2F CNN hit Nadler where it hurts by using his own words against him. Back when Republicans wanted to impeach President Clinton for a completely legitimate reason (lying under oath), Nadler and his ilk said the GOP were acting in a partisan manner and their actions were dividing the country. Obviously, Nadler doesn’t feel the same today when it comes to the impeachment of President Trump – despite no valid reason to remove him from office. And when CNN is calling out liberals, it means even they know this whole process is going to leave egg on all Democrat faces. Might want to listen up, Jerry. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=Y8_-I2Pot_c&feature=emb_logo Here are Nadler’s full comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FERMHv8Plto&feature=emb_logo Breaking — A source familiar with the investigation prompted by the whistleblower tells me that the “indicia of bias of an arguable political bias on the part“ of the whistleblower referred to by the Intel Community IG, is that the whistleblower is a Registered Democrat. https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1179862262653358082 2/ The attorney for the whistleblower declined to comment. The IG said “such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern ‘appears credible’ particularly given the other information the ICIG obtained during its preliminary review.” https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1179867502421123074?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1179867502421123074&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com%2Fnews%2Ftrump-ukraine-whistleblower-registered-democrat-report%2F

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