The future of the Republican Party

Jack Walsh

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Excellent article in NYT by David Brooks (centre right conservative commentator)

The GOP, unless they reverse gear or at very least moderate are heading for oblivion.
Their stats among younger voters have been deteriorating for nearly two decades but Trump has now made matters worse and it is accelerating

Interestingly while their total disconnect from younger voters and lurch to extremism will likely kill them off, these factors ironically may well help them at least hold the Senate for a few more elections.




But there is a growing tide that most definitely isn't Blue and all teh GOP seem to want to do is look at even more undemocratic ways to stop it (They have all but exhausted gerrymandering so now look to intimidation and scare tactics for minorities)
 


Jack Walsh

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An Emerson poll today at face value shouldn't sound many alarm bells for GOP.

But closer examination should have them worried.

84-15% Trump v Weld
A 68% thumping
Problem is, just a month ago it was +83% with the same pollster (92%-9%)

Trump's route to reelection is so incredibly tight, any slippage in GOP vote (even 3-5%) will almost certainly be fatal.

There appears to be some evidence that Trump's support within GOP is slipping slightly.
But even slightly is likely fatal.
 

pablabel12

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An Emerson poll today at face value shouldn't sound many alarm bells for GOP.

But closer examination should have them worried.

84-15% Trump v Weld
A 68% thumping
Problem is, just a month ago it was +83% with the same pollster (92%-9%)

Trump's route to reelection is so incredibly tight, any slippage in GOP vote (even 3-5%) will almost certainly be fatal.

There appears to be some evidence that Trump's support within GOP is slipping slightly.
But even slightly is likely fatal.
The deference to Putin which was once again strongly in evidence at the G7 meeting where he argued that Russia should once again be a member; does not sit well with most nationalistic Americans and will further undermine Trump and Barrs interpretation of the Mueller report.
The GOP has been so corrupted by Trump and his minions that you could see the decline of FF after the bail out paling into insignificance once the now inevitable severe downturn in the American economy materialises.
 


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