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Could President Trump's talk of a 'red wave' cause his supporters to stay home in midterms?

Public opinion analyst Karlyn Bowman said on Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE's talk of massive GOP turnout in the midterms could cause Republicans to stay home from the polls. 

"President Trump, himself, has talked about a red wave, telling his supporters that 'we're going to win big,' so maybe they think they can just stay home," Bowman, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

Trump has repeatedly touted a "red wave" ahead of November's midterm elections, despite multiple polls showing Democrats leading on the generic ballot. 

Democrats lead Republicans by roughly 8 points, 49.1 percent to 41.3 percent, on a RealClearPolitics average of generic ballot surveys. 

Many Trump supporters, however, appear to be convinced Republicans will come out in large numbers during the midterms. 

An internal Republican National Committee survey obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek found that 57 percent of respondents who described themselves as strong Trump supporters said they don't believe Democrats have a strong chance of taking back the majority in the House. 

"President Trump has promoted the fact that there's going to be a red wave, and his people believe everything he says," political analyst Bill Schneider told Concha.

"He is rallying his supporters and they're pretty indifferent. What they do remember, and talk about all the time is 'aren't these the same pollsters who said to us that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE was easily going to win the election?'"

Earlier this month, the president's son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Early ballots pouring in with 15 days to the midterms O'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot MORE told a conservative talk radio show that he was worried that Republican voters might not show up to vote in November because they were too complacent.

"We've just got to stay motivated. You know, that’s the real problem. Our guys, they're getting everything that they’re wanting. I mean, my father’s going through his list of promises and checking them off one after the other after the other," he told the audience of SiriusXM's "Breitbart News Saturday."

Trump Jr. told the audience that they should regard his father as being on the ballot when thinking about voting this November, even though the president actually isn't.

"They don't realize that Trump's on the ticket in 2018, right?" he said. "There's no question that we can win this, but we're just fat, happy and lazy because we're getting everything that we want," Trump Jr. said, in remarks first reported by the liberal group People for the American Way.

— Julia Manchester