While the Democrats continue to push narratives surrounding COVID-19, abortion, and the Second Amendment, their control in D.C. is slowly coming to an end as the 2022 midterm elections are predicted to swing heavily for the GOP.
Given the last 18 months of the Biden administration, it seems that not only are voters turning away from the progressive party, but even news outlets like CNN have decided to jump ship as they once supported the Democrats and Biden administration.
Not able to hide behind agendas and narratives, in the video below, CNN’s own Jake Tapper said, “A little more than five months remain before American voters head to the polls for the critical midterm elections and it is looking less and less likely that Democrats will be able to keep control of the House of Representatives where Democrats currently only hold a 12 seat majority.” He even asked senior data reporter Harry Enten, “If you’re a Republican running for reelection or trying to unseat a Democrat things are looking pretty good. Right?”
Using both history and the current climate with voters, Enten admitted, “I would say they’re looking very good from a historical context. So basically, I took the best Republican positions on the generic congressional ballot at this point in midterm cycles since 1938, that generic ballot, basically, yes. Would you vote for the generic Republican or generic Democrat in your district? And guess what, since 1938, the Republican two point lead on the generic congressional ballot is the best position for Republicans at this point in any midterm cycle in over 80 years.”
The data reporter added, “Now, of course, the election is not being held tomorrow. And we’ll see sometimes history isn’t always prologue, but my estimate for the 2023 House makeup if the election were held today, which again, it isn’t, we still have five months, would be Republicans 236 seats to 241 seats. Democrats 194 to 199. That’s based off of a formula of seat to seat race ratings from both The Cook Political Report and inside elections.”
Looking at the data being presented on key issues facing America, Enten concluded, “With those gas prices as high and the inflation as high as it is, the economy is at 48%. That beats gun violence at 17%, abortion at 12%, and immigration, which Republicans had really want to run on, all the way down at 6%. And here I think is the big takeaway. Views on the economy are closer to, look at this, Republican Party 51%, Democratic Party 31%. Republicans lead on the issue that’s most important. No wonder they have a historic advantage on the generic congressional ballot.”
Although many polls have predicted a massive wave of red this November, key Democrats like President Joe Biden have been adamant about retaining control throughout 2022 and the 2024 Presidential election.