The WSJ finds that Republican support has firmed up and doesn't look like budging, in large part by anti-incumbent discontent among those older, whiter voters who are most determined to show up:

The voters who said they were most interested in the November elections favor Republican control of Congress by a 20-point margin, with 56% backing the GOP and 36% backing Democratsthe highest gap all year on that question.

Sprung notes how far he is from where public opinion has swung on the actions of this Congress. Me too. But doing difficult but necessary things imperfectly is my idea of political progress. And eighteen months is a very short time in which to judge the impact of any mandate at all.

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