“Democrats’ already wide advantage over Republicans in a hypothetical Congressional matchup has grown, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. At the same time, enthusiasm about voting next year has increased among Democrats nationwide following an unexpected win in Alabama’s Senate special election and a strong showing in Virginia’s state government elections last month.”
Nevertheless, polls don’t always get it right. In fact, if the 2016 presidential election is anything to go by, polls can get it severely wrong — and at the worst possible time.
So we’ve all learned — or should have, by now — not to pay too much attention to polls.
Still, the recent election results could be a sign that the Republican Party is beginning to fall out of favor with the voting public. The midterm elections will either confirm or refute such a prognosis.