Democrats looking to gain additional support in the 2014 elections by campaigning on income inequality are barking up the wrong tree, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Thirty-two of the 35 districts with the most income inequality are already represented by Democrats, the report claims:
Democrats trying to win back the U.S. House of Representatives this year have seized on the issue of income inequality to beat Republicans.
There’s just one problem: the districts where Democrats have the best shot to win Republican-held seats show some of the smallest gaps between rich and poor in the U.S., an indication of just how hard it will be for their message to take hold with voters.
Of the 100 congressional districts ranked as having the greatest gap between rich and poor, not one is held by a Republican whose seat is considered up for grabs this November, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg’s report comes just as a string of liberals are starting to publicly concede that Democrats could lose their majority in the U.S. Senate.
Former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Democrats are “definitely” and “absolutely” in danger of losing the Senate. MSNBC host Chris Mathews took his fear-mongring a step further than Gibbs saying, “I think the Senate goes.” And just this morning MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin said Republicans will win the Senate back. “Today, they do, and I still think something has to change for them not to take the Senate,” Halperin explained.
The November mid-term elections are still 173 days away.
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