If the polls are correct and history is any guide, the Democrats are in for a disaster in the midterm elections. The party in power often loses in midterm elections, and the Democrats’ polling this year has been dismal heading into November.
When combined with rising gas costs and inflation, as well as a continual series of issues confronting President Joe Biden’s administration, The Daily Caller said.
Despite Biden’s temporary boost in national approval following his recent State of the Union address in which he defended Ukraine’s sovereignty, 57 percent of voters said they disapproved of his job performance amid inflation and high gas prices, according to new Wall Street Journal polling released Friday.
Voters stated that they no longer trust the Democratic Party to manage COVID-19 and public education issues to the level that they did in the previous November 2021 polls conducted by the WSJ.
According to the study, while 41 percent still feel the Democratic Party is better prepared to handle the nation’s COVID-19 response, only 38 percent believe the Democrats’ proposal enhances public education. Over half of people believe the economy and inflation should be the federal government’s primary priority right now.
According to the Journal, 50 percent of voters consider inflation to be the most pressing issue right now, while 25 percent consider the Russia-Ukraine conflict to be the most pressing.
“More voters said Republicans had a better plan to improve the economy, 45 percent to 37 percent, despite the fact that the party’s leaders in each chamber, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, have advanced few specific economic-policy proposals they would pursue if they controlled Congress,” The Journal reported.
“This is a five-alarm inferno for the Democratic Party,” Real Clear Politics founder Tom Beaven remarked. The news on the Russia-Ukraine conflict was positive for the president, with 50 percent approving of how he handled it and 79 percent approving of his ban on Russian oil, but it remains to be seen how that percentage changes if gas prices increase.
Democratic pollster John Anzalone, who worked on President Biden’s presidential campaign, offered a bleak picture. And there was more good news for Republicans, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Republicans are also making inroads among minority groups, according to the report. In the latest survey, Hispanic voters preferred a Republican candidate for Congress over a Democrat by 9 percentage points.
In the Journal’s November poll, the two parties were deadlocked among Hispanic voters. Democratic majorities have also shrunk among Black voters, who now prefer a Democrat for Congress by 35 percentage points, down from 56 points in November. Support for a Republican candidate increased to 27% among Black voters, up from 12% in November.