Dear Lord, Please bless our election day with peace. Bind all negative spirits, powers, and forces that would bring violence, intimidation, and shame to our nation. Elevate godly men and women to positions of authority and retire those who seek to thwart your will. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Although the President’s party usually loses congressional, statewide and local seats in midterm elections, the 2010 midterm election season featured some of the biggest losses since the Great Depression.
Now consider this in light of Trump’s and Obama’s approval ratings via Rasmussen:
- Nov. 5, 2010: Obama Approval 45% v. Disapproval 54%.
- Nov 5, 2018: Trump Approval 50% v. Disapproval 49%.
The difference is even more striking when you factor in the media coverage for the two election seasons.
In 2010, the meme was that the Tea Party was an “angry mob” that didn’t appreciate the greatness of Obama, whose only failure was to not explain his policies well enough for the unwashed masses to understand how fantastic they were. Yet, Obama still had a -9 approval rating and his party lost bigly.
This election season, the meme has been that Trump and all his supporters are racist, homophobic, gun-toting pussy-grabbers who need to be silenced by their Democrat betters. Yet somehow Trump has a +1 approval rating.
One other statistic is intriguing me today and that is the attitudes of black voters.
At this time in Obama’s first midterm cycle, his approvals among blacks was between 88% and 91%.
Yet Rasmussen has Trump’s approval among blacks is an astonishing 40%. FORTY! Republicans haven’t seen support like this among blacks since the Great Depression!