The GOP Takes The Lead: Show Notes, 9/28/22
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Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall
It looks extremely bad in Florida.
Say a prayer. The storm surge is expected to be at record levels, and this is one of the strongest storms to make landfall in quite a while.
The GOP Takes The Lead
As you saw in my column earlier today, the Republican Party has every reason to feel optimistic. The polling has not only been good, but it’s also now put them back on top in the Generic Congressional Ballot average.
What’s important to note here isn’t that they are in the lead, but that they are trending upward fast, whereas the Democrats appear to have hit their ceiling. But what caused it? That sudden rise in the GOP’s polling started right after the August CPI numbers came out in mid-September.
It’s the economy.
The Politics Of Negative Ads
Holden Hoggatt, who is running for Congress against Rep. Clay Higgins has dropped an extremely harsh ad against the Congressman, focusing on his alleged abuse of his ex-wife and the outstanding balance he owes in child support.
Negative ads are nothing new, but there’s a reason why people do it: They scare supporters of the other side from voting. Now, the question here is how much effect this ad will have. Higgins has a very loyal following, and Hoggatt does not have a lot of name ID or money to help him take the seat. Will it have an impact?
Headlines Of The Day
Advocate for Child Sexual Abuse Victims Pleased with “Long Overdue” Law Ending Time Constraints for Survivors to File Civil Claims (KPEL)
Mortgage refinancing drops to a 22-year low as interest rates surge even higher (CNBC)
Poll: Most U.S. Republicans reject ‘MAGA’ label (NBC)
CNN Can't Stop Using Florida's Destructive Hurricane Ian to Push Climate Politics (RedState)
Former Chicago graduate student found guilty of spying for China (Yahoo)
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