As the midterm elections draw nearer, Democrats continue to receive bad news for their 2022 candidates.
The Democratic Party has now become far less popular than the GOP, according to a poll from ABC.
The poll gives Republicans their strongest pre-midterm advantage in 40 years.
This poll indicates that the abysmal showing for Democrats in 2021 was not an exception; voters are not enthusiastic about President Biden and his party and that disapproval can translate into real votes on election day.
More bad news for Dems
The survey was carried out after the Dems managed to pass their massive spending bill this month. Their previous inability to pass this was blamed by the party for their loss in the Virginia gubernatorial race.
It seemed like a delusional reaction to defeat at the time and it looks even more delusional now. Voters are not enthusiastically flocking back to Biden and his party just because they forced a gargantuan spending bill through Congress.
According to the ABC poll, 51% of voters would support their local Republican candidate if the midterm election were to be held now. Just 41% say that they would vote for the Democrat in this scenario.
Republicans should not get too excited with this news; a strong majority of voters believes that both parties are exceptionally out of touch with the American public.
The Dems happen to be more out of touch, according to 61% of respondents. 58% said the same of the GOP, implying that there is a significant overlap of voters who think neither party is serious about American’s concerns and priorities.
The polling makes it clear that most of the damage being done to the Democrats currently is not due to any great accomplishments from the Republican Party.
Voters turning against Biden
Fortunately for the GOP, Republican candidates win votes by default when the public becomes more disillusioned with the Dems.
A vote against Biden and Nancy Pelosi is just as good as a vote for the GOP to Republican candidates in tight 2022 races. There will be plenty of those votes if this pattern continues.
Nearly three quarters of voters feel that the economy is in bad shape, making it clear that the White House is not convincing Americans with its claims about economic recovery.
Inflation in particular of concern to most of these voters; the White House is doing nothing to stop soaring inflation and there is no reason to believe that they have any sensible plan in mind.
On both inflation and the education issues which decided the Virginia race, Dems have completely failed to convince skeptical voters that they are anything but out of touch.
Everything which caused voters to report that they would vote against the Democrats today is almost certain to get worse before 2022.