Pollster Frank Luntz said in the year-and-a-half he's been tracking the GOP's chances to keep the House after the midterm elections, the party's numbers are currently at their strongest. Also working in Republicans' favor was the fact swing voters do not like the idea of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi retaking the speaker's gavel, should Democrats prevail in the midterm elections.
What Republicans needed to do to clinch the 2018 fall elections was to elect a new House speaker, Luntz maintained, The Washington Times reported Friday.
"I've been tracking this on a weekly basis going back now for a year-and-a-half and these are the best numbers that the GOP has had in the last year," Luntz told Fox New's Laura Ingraham Thursday evening.
"Quite frankly, if Republicans could find some way to engineer a vote over who would be speaker of the House in January 2019, if they could engineer that vote, I would be prepared to say right now that the Republicans would keep the majority, because there are so many people out there — swing voters — who do not want Pelosi as speaker. That one action would make a difference," he continued.
Female voters, in particular, held sway in the fall midterms because they were leaning toward the Republican Party, primarily because they were abandoning the Democratic Party's "negativity," Luntz explained.
"One of the reasons is that women, working women, women with children, have begun to leave the Democratic Party. It's not that they are pro-Republican, but what they see among the Democrats is the same kind of negativity that turned them off in previous elections," he continued.
Luntz also said Pelosi, a California Democrat, was "the least popular credible figure" among her fellow lawmakers.
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