Tillis Scraping Bottom in GOP Base Support, Leaving Primary Challenge Door Wide Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Thom Tillis (RINO-NC) was already quite unpopular among Republican base voters, and for good reason, but the first quarter of 2019 saw his support fall off another cliff. Is anyone surprised? The proud RINO spends most of his time holding hands with Democrats to advance their agenda, and then belittling the ‘Far Right’ conservatives who would dare to call him out for it.

From Morning Consult:

“Tillis’ net approval — the share of voters who approve of his job performance minus the share who don’t — fell by 12 percentage points among North Carolina Republicans during the first quarter of 2019. Fifty-three percent of the state’s 5,611 registered GOP voters surveyed Jan. 1 through March 31 said they approved of his job performance — the second-lowest figure among all Senate Republicans running for re-election next year. The sample has a 1-point margin of error.

About a third of North Carolina Republicans (32 percent) said it’s time to give a new person a chance, compared with 39 percent who said Tillis has done a good-enough job to deserve re-election. That metric also places him second-to-last among Republicans seeking re-election.

“There seems to be more chatter about Tillis facing a primary than anyone else,” said nonpartisan political analyst Nathan Gonzales in an email Wednesday. “But his critics need a candidate. You can’t beat someone with no one.” […]”

The data points confirm what many North Carolinians already knew: Tillis is one of the worst ‘Republicans’ on Capitol Hill. All that chatter about a primary challenger isn’t mere wishful thinking, either. First in Freedom Daily is confident that a serious, well-funded challenger will be making waves soon to rock the 2020 reelection hopes of Tillis.

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The former NC House Speaker, in many ways, epitomizes the kind of politician that fuels the effervescent frustration of the Republican Party base. He campaigned with conservative talk, and then wasted no time in walking right across the aisle once in DC. He regularly takes a patronizing tone with the base, especially conservatives, and excretes an elitist, ‘You just don’t understand’ attitude that plagues the Washington Establishment.

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But the people understand plenty about what a Republican is supposed to be, and they’ll have a chance to express that level of understanding in a 2020 Republican primary.

Read more about Tillis’ and others’ sinking approval numbers at Morning Consult here.

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