A series of recent Democrat wins, plus an inability to destroy their opponents could be contributing to Republicans’ shrinking lead in the upcoming midterm elections.
For whatever reason, Republicans are reluctant to get dirty and confrontational with their Democrat opponents. Not until Trump’s rise in political superstardom did any Republican lawmaker even consider a flamboyant and bold approach to attacking the Democrats.
However, a tinge of conservative timidness still remains within the party at the very moment when candidates should be fighting for their lives.
The utter failures of Biden’s regime created a perfect political firestorm for vulnerable Republicans to run on. Candidates had perfect grounds to trounce Biden and the Democrats for their irresponsible federal spending, treasonous lack of border security, incessant wokeness, and a slew of other crimes.
Typical of Republicans, however, the party chose to hone in on different issues that target a more selective group of Americans, like abortion.
While abortion is tragic, and the progressive worship of the procedure is twisted, conservative politicians fail to realize that now more than half of the country is pro-choice. As unfortunate as that may be, the country as a whole is also leaning more socially liberal. So, while conservatives cling on to certain socially conservative wins – like the reversal of Roe v. Wade – Democrats making bold moves to impress their supporters.
While it may be an empty political stunt, Joe Biden received a major boost to his approval rating after he announced a plan to “forgive” $10,000-$20,000 in student loan debt. Republicans could’ve easily trounced Joe Biden by claiming the total amount forgiven was not nearly high enough, knowing the entire measure would soon be shot down in court anyway.
That’s just one missed opportunity by the Republicans.
Republicans are now only projected to win 226 seats in the House of Representatives. This would give them a majority, i.e., more than 218 seats, but is far lower than earlier projections, according to the poll, conducted by CBS News and YouGov.
According to the poll, 72% of respondents claimed that “things in America” were going badly, while 55% disapproved of President Joe Biden’s performance in office. On individual issues, Biden received a net negative rating for his performance on every issue polled – the largest being on tackling inflation (-30%), the economy (-20%), lowering gas prices (-20%), and reducing crime (-16%).
CBS News/YouGov Poll: Slim majorities of Americans approve of the Inflation Reduction Act (55%) and Biden's recent executive order on student loan debt relief (54%). Voters hold split views over whether the IRA will help them personally.https://t.co/kofXRNgZQg pic.twitter.com/Oz87I444kf
— YouGov America (@YouGovAmerica) August 29, 2022
In June, the same projection estimated that Republicans may win up to 250 seats in the 435-seat chamber. The reduction is significant, as a smaller majority means that a potential Republican-controlled House may face challenges passing critical and controversial legislation.
On the issues at stake in the election, 98% of respondents placed ‘the economy’ among the top issues influencing their vote, while 65% said its condition was “bad” or “very bad”. 43% predicted that the economy would be in a recession next year, while 67% said that the Democratic Party had “no clear plan” to address inflation.
[source: The Daily Wire]
Another issue specifically polled was abortion, which has become a major focus of Democratic candidates’ campaign platforms following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24, which overturned Roe v. Wade and invalidated its holding of an inherent constitutional right to an abortion. 53% of respondents disapproved of the Court’s decision, though 58% said that it had no impact on their vote.
The poll revealed that 54% of respondents approved of the Biden administration’s decision to forgive up to $10,000 in Federal Student Loan debt for borrowers making under $125,000, with an additional $10,000 for Pell Grant recipients. 55%, meanwhile, expressed their support for the Inflation Reduction Act, a climate and Medicare spending bill that Biden signed on Aug. 16.
Republican failure to capture how Americans truly feel on these social issues could very well be their total downfall.
Author: Monica Hedren