Lisa Lerer: It Feels Like It Will Be ‘Difficult’ for GOP ‘to Maintain the Sense of Grievance for the Next 28 Days’

‘This is part of Republicans trying to keep that sense of grievance, that sense of fight going, for the next 28 days’

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LERER: “What happened was for weeks and weeks, Republicans saw this huge enthusiasm gap in their midterm polling. And you would talk to Republican pollsters and they would say there’s a 12-point gap in how excited Democrats are to vote and how excited Republicans are to vote. That was obviously not a good thing. They were concerned about it. The Kavanaugh confirmation fight started happening and they saw that gap close up and we got to sort of an equal place between Republicans and Democrats. But then something else happened, which is that Republicans won the fight. Everyone knows that losers are more energized to vote than winners. Grievance beats out gratitude at the polls every time. This is part of Republicans trying to keep that sense of grievance, that sense of fight going, for the next 28 days. You know, they’re taking a little bit of a victory lap and that’s deserved. They won this huge goal of getting a conservative majority on the highest court for a generation. But the fact is that they won. So I wonder — it feels like it will be a little difficult to maintain the sense of grievance for the next 28 days. 28 days in politics is a long time."

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