Politics Editor At National Journal Josh Kraushaar joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to talk about the upcoming midterm election less than a week away.
On if there will be a big Blue Wave: There are a lot of close races, Senate, House, governor's races, and there's a critical mass of undecided voters that are going to make or break things for either Republicans or Democrats. The way I see it is we're looking at two parts of the country. We're looking at the suburbs where Republicans are badly exposed in the House and we're looking at sort of the blue-collar towns and rural parts of the country where President Trump did really well and where there are a lot of big big Senate races... You could see Republicans maybe holding the House by one seat, but it feels like the floor for Democrats is 21-22 seats right now and that's awfully close. (3:09)
On candidates who wish Trump's closing argument was not about immigration: It really is remarkable when you look at all these polls. Trump's number is pretty much the Republican candidate's number and that wasn't the case in 2016. You had a lot of Republicans that were running 15-20 points ahead of President Trump, especially in these suburban areas. But now President Trump has basically decided, hey I'm not going to keep the House. He said today, 'There's so many House races I can't go to every one of them. I'm going to focus on the Senate.' There's a reason for that. There's a reason he hasn't been dispatched to suburban Philly, Richmond Virginia. These are tough races and their races that he's not particularly popular in, but he can make a difference in Montana where he is going this weekend. He can make a difference in Missouri where I think he can probably seal the deal for Josh Hawley with his appearance today. (6:38)
On inter-party problems increasing once you are in power: it's always easy to be in the opposition. Republicans ran and probably won the House and the Senate in 2010 and 2014 running against Obamacare. Now that Republicans are in charge and realize you can't just wave a magic wand and make your healthcare system work well. It's the one issue that Democrats are driving home even in some of the red states. They're actually running for Obamacare. (12:49)