Republicans around the country, in federal, state, and local elections, appear set to blow out Democrats during next year’s midterm elections as approval ratings for President Biden and Vice President Harris tank and Democrat legislative priorities don’t appear to match voters’ top concerns.
A new survey from Rasmussen Reports will further substantiate the belief among many political watchers that the GOP is cruising towards a historic route of the opposition party.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Voters socked by inflation and underwhelmed by President Joe Biden now favor Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections by a historic margin, prompting predictions of the largest gain in House seats in the modern voting era.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey just out said likely voters favor Republicans over Democrats by 13 points, 51%-38%. The survey found that Democrats are only favored over Republicans among younger voters, black people, Democrats, and liberals.
However, there is a huge 20-point gap among independents who would choose a generic Republican over a generic Democrat by a margin of 48%-26%.
While the questioning is a bit different in the new Rasmussen survey than in past years, the gap is apparently historic and even stronger because the latest survey offered the alternatives of “some other candidate” and “not sure,” said the polling outfit.
Coming Up Today:@JoeBiden daily presidential job approval % is – down.
“If the elections for Congress were held today would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?”
2500 likely voters said …
Voters Now Favor GOP By 13 Points for House, Senate pic.twitter.com/8FX56QOhNd
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 16, 2021
Newt Gingrich, who managed to capture the House Speakership in 1994 after he engineered a massive gain in Republican seats with his “Contract With America” plan that saw the GOP capture the House for the first time in four decades, is also increasingly bullish on potential party gains.
“It is already clear that the Democrats’ power structure in Washington has learned nothing. In 2009, after losing Virginia and New Jersey, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed through Obamacare four days later. Remember, she said cheerfully ‘Congress [has] to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,’” Gingrich wrote recently.
“It is already clear that the Democrats’ power structure in Washington has learned nothing. In 2009, after losing Virginia and New Jersey, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed through Obamacare four days later. Remember, she said cheerfully ‘Congress [has] to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,’” Gingrich continued.
“On Tuesday, Democrats lost Virginia, almost lost New Jersey, and lost hundreds of state and local races across the country. Now, Pelosi is once again trying to ram through two massively expensive, controversial bills – one of which is literally incomplete and without official scoring by the Congressional Budget Office,” he added earlier this month.
Gingrich forecasted: “I believe an immediate, consistent, and effective Republican application of the lessons of 2021 could lead to a 40- to 70-seat gain in the House; at least a four-seat gain in the Senate; and gains in governorships, state legislatures, and local offices including school boards next year.”