Will 2018 mid-terms be more like 1994 or 1998?

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Will 2018 mid-terms be more like 1994 or 1998?

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    I’m curious which way the 2018 elections will go. I think Republicans underestimate how much the public cares about White House incompetence. But I also think Democrats over estimate how much the public cares about Russia or believes Trump colluded with Russia or Russia changed the outcome of the 2016 election. If White House incompetence is front and center and Democrats have a focused policy driven message we could end up with 1994. If the economy is doing well, wages are increasing, people have more money in their pockets and Democrats are obsessed with Trump & Russia it could be more like 1998.
     
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    Russia will try to interfere with them, and the success or failure of that will determine the election. If Russia fails and we end up with free and fair elections the Democrats will retake the House. If Russia succeeds then likely the Republicans will gain seats. Since we don’t know how successful the Russians will be with their attempts at interference it is hard to say.
     
  3. Krayzkat Suspended

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    It might be better in the long run for the Republicans to win the most seats in November, because then they may be a bigger swing to the Dems in 2020.....
     
  4. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Republicans don't take Russia seriously, when they do interfere it benefits them so why would they? Still, there are some (Graham, McCain) who do care about the bigger picture. As a whole, everyone should be taking the Russian threat seriously, in the end this last election cycle was a huge victory for them.
     
  5. lowendlinux Contributor

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    My only real issue with the Muller investigation is that it's purpose is to assign blame not to prevent further meddling.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Russia might well like a split Congress-President. So a Democratic wave might be favourable to them.
     
  7. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Well, the purpose of any investigation is to get to the truth, consequences not withstanding. Why should Donald Trump be above the law?
     
  8. lowendlinux Contributor

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    He's not, but what has congress done to prevent it from happening again? You can run on a message of solving problems that expands you appeal but you can't on the president is a dolt. Muller needs to do his thing, and congress needs to figure out how to make sure it never happens again.
     
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    We agree 100% here.
     

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