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Nice for the upper earners

Nice for the upper earners

by digby



This is special:

"...40 percent of voters who earn more than $100,000 said they have noticed a pay increase in the past several weeks. In contrast, 33 percent of voters who earn between $50,000 and $100,000 and 16 percent of voters who earn under $50,000 said the same."


There's a simple explanation for all this: most of the tax cuts went to upper earners and those tax cuts were significant.

But we knew that. The Republicans are counting on those folks to come out and vote next November to thank them while everyone else will be demoralized and over worked.

It's all they've got. But it may not be enough:

Democrats hold a 15 percentage point lead over Republicans in a generic House ballot, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday.

A majority of those polled, 53 percent, said they would like Democrats to win control of the House in this year’s midterm election. Thirty-eight percent said they would like the GOP to keep control of the lower chamber, while nine percent said they did not know or did not provide an answer.

The 53 percent is up from the 49 percent who said earlier this month they would like the Democrats to take control of the House. In that previous survey, 40 percent said they wanted the Republican Party to win a majority in the lower chamber.


I wouldn't get over-confident. But the grassroots energy seems to be growing and the Democratic pick-ups so far have been ... wave-like.