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Newt: Don't Listen to the Pundits, GOP Will Keep Majority

Newt: Don't Listen to the Pundits, GOP Will Keep Majority
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By    |   Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:49 AM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is reminding voters that television and newspaper pundits were wrong in their 2016 election predictions and could be just as wrong in 2018.

His comments came in a column posted Tuesday on the website for Fox News.

"They were wrong about candidate Donald J. Trump all through the primaries," he said. "They were wrong about the impact of the Republican and Democratic conventions.

"They were wrong throughout the fall campaign – and they kept telling us why each new headline signified the end of Trump's candidacy.

"Finally, they were wrong on Election Day, up until the actual results gave them no alternative but to accept the reality that Trump had won as a total outsider and defeated the ultimate insider – a former first lady, U.S. senator, and secretary of state."

And, he added, "The national media have remained ignorant of political realities."

Gingrich noted that at the end of 2017, "the elites" predicted a blue wave in 2018 putting the GOP majority in Congress in jeopardy. "

"Now, we are seeing the blue wave may be shrinking to a blue ripple," he said.

He said the generic congressional ballot has tightened.

"One national expert told me last week that if the election were held now, the GOP would keep control," he said. "His research indicated the GOP was leading the generic ballot in seven of the 12 Senate races."

Gingrich said Trump and Republicans have been bolstered by the tax cuts, deregulation and mounting business and consumer confidence.

"When combined with the president's successes in both foreign policy and trade, Americans have significantly increased their support for his presidency and agenda," he said.

Gingrich pointed out Democrats "unanimously voted against the tax bill."

"As the economy improves, they look more and more like the party of food stamps, welfare, and higher taxes," he said.

He maintained Democrats have become "increasingly anti-gun, anti-male, anti-white, anti-Christian and anti-work."

"The hostility of the left is so extreme that it pushes people away," he said.

In the end, Gingrich predicted the GOP will gain four to six more Senate seats and keep control of the House.

"This is only a guess, but one that could very much turn into a reality," he said.

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is reminding voters that television and newspaper pundits were wrong in their 2016 election predictions and could be just as wrong in 2018.
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