Below are the last stats on party registration, according to Gallup, going into the November election. Hopefully grabbing three out of five Independents will be enough for Democrats to vanquish the GOPwingers.
But it’s very worrying the GOP has well-gerrymandered the US House districts, and Democrats are defending 25 US Senate seats to only 10 for the GOP. Additional worry comes from the fact GOPwingers control 33 governor seats and 32 state legislatures, thus voting rules and oversight will be to the GOPwinger advantage (see Crosscheck voter elimination system).
I’m also concerned Democrats insufficiently have been issue-oriented, providing little appeal to Independents. Instead they’ve relied too heavily on anti-Russian/anti-Trump hatred tactics to win. The Dem leadership also strategized the party will pull in moderate Republicans. The problem here is there aren’t enough moderate Republicans … and it’s hard to win only on hatred.
The Dems need strong party turn-out and they need to pull in a very strong Independent vote to win! Although too late now, it meant going all-out with progressive political issues in order to distinguish a party difference (anti-war, pro-labor, anti-media monopoly, pro-health care, break up big banks, income inequality, etc.) to win. The history of losing around 1,200 elective offices since 2010 has shown being a Republican-Lite political party has been a proven failure.