Stuart Rothenberg writes that it is NOT an anti-incumbent election cycle setting up for November. It is, in his opinion, very much a “wave” election.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) was re-nominated with almost 90 percent of the vote in his May primary. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) was re-elected with 83 percent, while Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) drew 84 percent in his primary. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) drew 80 percent to win renomination in California.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) and South Dakota Sen. John Thune (R) were unopposed for renomination.
If this is such an “anti-incumbent” or “anti-establishment” year, then why do some — most — incumbents and establishment-backed candidates win easily? So far this year, 98 percent of Congressional incumbents seeking re-election have been renominated.
Read the whole thing. The narrative that is being pushed by the Democrats and the media is that this is all about general disapproval of Washington. But they are masking the fact that the disapproval is specifically directed at the Democrats and Obama.