Clues for a Wave? A Look at the Generic Ballots of 2006 & 2010

Given President Donald Trump’s controversial start, it’s no wonder friends and foes alike are already buzzing about his impact on the 2018 midterm elections. It’s still early in the cycle, but not too early to look at what various indicators say about the two parties’ prospects.

Presidential job approval and the right direction/wrong track questions are most often used to track changes in voters’ attitudes, but the generic ballot test is also useful. CONT.

Stuart Rothenberg

Recent polls: Congress generic ballot 2018