(PresidentialInsider.com)- If President Joe Biden was really the most popular presidential candidate in American history, then why does the data suggest that the Democrats could be on track to lose as many as 41 Congressional seats in the 2022 midterm elections off the back of his abysmal performance in the White House so far.
According to Glen Bolger, a Public Opinion Strategies pollster, a combination of President Joe Biden’s plummeting approval ratings along with the results of last year’s presidential election are a bad sign for the Democrats.
Unveiling a cache of new polling data taken in recent months, Bolger said that the Democrats are set to lose around 41 seats in next year’s midterm elections, which is 34 more than the Republicans need to take back control of the House of Representatives. Such a thrashing would not just remove Nancy Pelosi from her position as House Speaker, but would give the Republicans such a large majority that they – in theory – should have no trouble blocking bad Democrat legislation and passing positive Republican legislation.
And yes, the dataset takes into account the planned redrawing of House district lines based on the latest Census Bureau data.
Recently, President Biden’s approval ratings hit a record law. According to a Gallup survey revealed this month, Biden’s overall approval rating sits at only 43%, with a massive 53% of American voters saying they disapprove of the job he has done so far.
His approval ratings are so bad that he’s now less popular than Vice President Kamala Harris. And that’s saying something.
“I would hate to be in charge of candidate recruitment for Democrats because no Democrat in their right mind and a competitive seat would want to run in this political environment,” Bolger said.
His predictions were confirmed by Republican pollsters Jim McLaughlin and John McLaughlin, who said that their data shows Republicans leading the Democrats in the generic vote 47-46%, with some 7% of voters still undecided. They said that their data shows how likely voters are more willing to support a generic group of Republican candidates than they are generic Democrat candidates.
2022 will be a big year for Republicans…they just need to make sure the Democrats can’t do too much damage in the meantime.