I've saved an edit to your question, feel free to roll it back if you feel that it changes the question too substantially for your liking. The biggest change I made was to remove a lot of the content that doesn't seem absolutely necessary to get to the point, and simplified some of the language of the actual question you're asking. This change may or may not address some of the other community members concerns.
Questions do require framing in order to restrict the possible answers to the specific context you're asking about, but if you get too long winded and try to build around your actual question too much people may believe you're not asking the question in good faith. We're just screen names on the internet, after all, and only the words on the screen are what we each have to go off of in order to gauge a questioner's intent. This matters for a politics Q&A that doesn't wish to be a soap box, since it's easy to over-frame questions in order to discredit ideas and people.
Also, specifically for this question, the metrics have been reported to be due in January 2019 (it's still fairly early in January at time of this writing). I took a bit of care around the question not to sound as if it is expecting them to actually be out there since there is still plenty of time available for them to be published yet. This hopefully makes it a bit clearer that the questioner isn't attempting to be unrealistic.