The news keeps getting worse for Democrats.
According to a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post, 51% of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican if the midterm elections ‘were today,’ Independent Journal Review reports. “In comparison, 41% said they would support a Democrat candidate in their congressional district.”
“The question in the poll has been asked since November 1981, and this is the biggest lead for Republicans in it,” IJR adds.
“While a year is a lifetime in politics, the Democratic Party’s difficulties are deep; they include soaring economic discontent, a president who’s fallen 12 percentage points underwater in job approval and a broad sense that the party is out of touch with the concerns of most Americans — 62% say so,” ABC News reports.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently shared his thoughts on what 2022 could look like for the GOP.
“I think the fall of ’22 is likely to be a very good election for Republicans,” McConnell told reporters. “I’m very optimistic. We have 50 Republican senators. I know what a real minority looks like. We had 40 after President Obama got elected. And so I think the wind is going to be at our back in both the House and Senate. I think there’s a great likelihood of a pretty good election next year,” he added.