Elon Musk Calls For Republican-Controlled Congress

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Twitter CEO Elon Musk called on independent voters to vote Republican in a tweet Monday.

“To independent-minded voters: Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic.”

“Hardcore Democrats or Republicans never vote for the other side, so independent voters are the ones who actually decide who’s in charge,” Musk added. (RELATED: ‘Massive Advantages Over Democrats’: NBC Data Guru Reveals Why Dems Could Face November Blowout)

Republicans have been polling fairly well among independent voters. Congressional Republicans are leading Democrats by 11 points among independent voters, the left-wing polling firm Data for Progress found. Republicans received 52% of independents’ support while Democrats received 41%. An NPR & Marist poll found Republicans had a 12-point lead, while a Cygnal poll found the GOP had a 9-point lead.

An October New York Times/Siena poll found Republican candidates were polling 18 points higher among independent women voters compared to September, when Democrats were favored by 14 points. A Wall Street Journal poll released in early November found white suburban women swung 27% toward the Republican Party since July, now holding a 15-point lead over Democrats. Amongst white suburban women, 54% believe the U.S. is already in a recession and 74% think the economy is on the wrong track.