On the eve of what may wind up being the most important midterm election in U.S. history, new polls from CNN show that Democrats lead Republicans on the so-called “generic ballot” by 13 percentage points, which could spell doom for the GOP, especially those running for seats in the House of Representatives.
But according to President Donald Trump, the polls are “fake” and designed to suppress the vote:
So funny to see the CNN Fake Suppression Polls and false rhetoric. Watch for real results Tuesday. We are lucky CNN’s ratings are so low. Don’t fall for the Suppression Game. Go out & VOTE. Remember, we now have perhaps the greatest Economy (JOBS) in the history of our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2018
It’s ironic that Trump would dare to talk about “suppression” when in states such as Georgia, Kansas, and North Dakota, Republicans are actively engaged in trying to make sure minority voters are unable to express themselves via the ballot box. Voter suppression is a favored tactic by the GOP across the country, and yet a poll is, according to Trump, an attempt to keep voters at home.
CNN’s polling had other bad news for Trump as he tries to keep his party from also losing control of the Senate: The president’s approval rating in the CNN poll is 39 percent, with 55 percent of those surveyed saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing. Such a low approval number may be a harbinger of bad results for Republicans when the votes are counted on Tuesday.
Trump also got a big dose of internet karma for his paranoid Twitter posting:
The only suppression game being run is the one by Trump and his Republicans, they try to suppress the vote through gerrymandering and restrictions. Reps know they don’t have enough votes to win legitimately so they try as many tricks as they can.
— Rhonda Sheen (@Sheenra55) November 5, 2018
Funny how you never brag about the stock market anymore.
Let me just check my 401(k) to see how it’s doing since last year …
— Gary M. Sarli (@GMSarli) November 5, 2018
More jobs were created under Obama’s last 21 months than in your first 21 months. You should thank him for handing you a recovered economy where all you had to do is keep the ball rolling. A fence post could have done that
— Donna L🦋🍁 (@DonnaLfromNY) November 5, 2018
Thought you didn’t watch CNN
— Louise Preston (@louiselasorella) November 5, 2018
You nervous bro?
— KB (@_kbows) November 5, 2018
Imagine the tweetstorm from Trump when the election results come in and he realizes the American people have chosen to hold him accountable for his lies.
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