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Democrats’ Dismal Outlook for 2022 Midterm Elections Continues to Worsen

democratsWhen New Jersey Democratic Rep. Albio Sires announced that he wouldn’t seek reelection, he became the 23rd sitting Democrat in the House of Representatives to opt out of seeking another term in Congress.

For a party with a majority that depends upon a mere handful of votes, losing 23 House veterans is a crushing blow, but more such announcements are expected as filing deadlines approach for the 2022 midterm congressional elections.

Among other Democrats who aren’t running again are House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth of Kentucky, Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, Rep. David Price of North Carolina, Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas, and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona.

And no wonder, considering the latest survey results of likely voters by noted Democratic pollster and campaign strategist Doug Schoen and partner Carly Cooperman, which show majorities disapproving of President Joe Biden’s performance and holding congressional Democrats responsible for the nation’s growing list of serious problems.

Schoen’s survey is especially telling because of the intensity of voter determination reflected in the responses. Fully 72 percent said they are “absolutely certain” to vote in November 2022 and another 28 percent said they are “very likely.”

Numbers like those suggest 2022 could see a record midterm turnout if the present trends continue. That has to be especially worrisome for Democratic leaders because there’s virtually no good news for them in the Schoen results.

Two-thirds, or 66 percent, of respondents agreed when asked if they believe “Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are out of touch with hardworking Americans. They have been so focused on passing their own agenda that they’ve been ignoring Americans’ day-to-day concerns, such as the rising prices for goods and gasoline.” Only 30 percent disagreed.

Similarly, 65 percent agreed when asked if they agree that “I thought things in the country were going to change for the better with Joe Biden’s election, but it’s just been more of the same. The country is still divided, the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing—and now, on top of that, inflation is at a 30-year high and gasoline prices are soaring.” Thirty-one percent disagreed.

On issue after issue, respondents expressed disagreement and dissatisfaction with the direction the country is heading with Democrats in control of the White House and both the Senate and House of Representatives:

Democrats are blamed for rising inflation 48 percent to 31 percent for Republicans.

Democrats are blamed for the surge in illegal immigration by a 33-point margin, 55 percent to 22 percent, over Republicans.

Democrats are blamed for the nationwide crime surge, 48 percent to 27 percent for Republicans.

Democrats are blamed for the hiring shortages plaguing business, 41 percent to 31 percent for Republicans.

Other results are just as discouraging for Democrats.

Asked “generally speaking, would you prefer that there be Democratic control or Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives,” 46 percent of the respondents said they prefer GOP control, while 43 percent chose Democratic control.

Asked how concerned they are with the violent crime surge, 58 percent said they are very concerned and 31 percent said they are somewhat concerned. A huge majority of the respondents, 62 percent, said they oppose defunding the police.

Perhaps even more disturbing for Democrats is that 69 percent of the respondents agreed that “Joe Biden and Democrats are soft on crime.”

And 67 percent of the respondents said the country has become more divided since Biden took office, while 52 percent said they believe Biden has weakened the U.S. economy.

Rep. Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), is being slammed by party colleagues who fear that he’s pushing the party down the wrong strategic path.

“Universally, we heard that there’s been too much Trump talk, not enough focus on pocketbook issues. [former Virginia Gov. Terry] McAuliffe banged the anti-Trump drum constantly on his way to losing the race for Virginia governor,” Politico recently reported.

“But at-risk members we spoke with worry that Maloney is still embracing the Trump-as-boogeyman strategy, blasting Republicans as extreme for seeking his blessing or otherwise supporting him,” Politico stated.

Other factors, including the bitterly partisan atmosphere, are playing into the growing list of Democrats deciding to leave the House. Sires, the Cuban immigrant who is serving his eighth term, told Roll Call on Dec. 20 that he’s leaving because “the whole atmosphere in Washington is awful. You either have to be from the left or from the extreme right, and I don’t think that’s good for the country.”

Democrats control the House in the 117th Congress with 221 seats, versus 213 for the GOP. That means a shift of only five Democrats to vote with Republicans is required for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to lose on critical issues.

Republicans are ebullient about their prospects, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warning Democrats in November that “if you are a Democrat and President Biden won your seat by 16 points, you are in a competitive race next year. You are no longer safe.”


Reprinted with Permission from - Epoch Times by - Mark Tapscott

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Robert Zuccaro
4 months ago

This election remember that just having an “(R)” after their name doesn’t necessarily mean “conservative”… or even Republican sometimes! Sorry to be a downer but we’ve been fooled before by big talk of a “Wave” and then one happens and… nothing changes. Electing Republicans is one thing but afterwards they need to be held just as accountable for inaction as we do Democrats!

Sovereign
4 months ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Republicans have shown over and over again, throughout the country, that they cannot be trusted at all. Their leadership, with a few exceptions, has shown itself to be stupid, lazy, incompetent, cowardly and corrupt. R candidates need to be thoroughly questioned about what they are actually going to do, and then held accountable. Their rhetoric is useless, unless they act and follow through.

Chief601
4 months ago
Reply to  Sovereign

You misspelled the name of the people you are describing. It’s spelled Democrat.

Rich C
4 months ago

With a strong grass roots effort, we can educate the unthinking masses and turn this thing on it’s head. We don’t dare think conservatives have this in the bag, but the Democrats have a very long up hill battle ahead that they will lose, even with a huge war chest that will ultimately be unleashed.

Tommy Molnar
4 months ago

But, unless we fix election fraud, it doesn’t matter HOW badly the democrats look, it will go their way with voter fraud, illegals voting, dead people voting, out of state people voting, and simply having people vote two and three times with no one checking.
I still think the only way to vote is in person, showing your ID, and marking your own ballot.

Rich C
4 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

The next election will be so overwhelmingly against the Democrats that they won’t dare try to cover it up. The world will be watching.

Sovereign
4 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

While Republicans were asleep, as usual, and Trump was sending out his useless tweets, Democrats were intently taking over the election process all over the country. They control it now.

ops
4 months ago

A vote for a Democrat is a vote against America based on their words actions by this admin.
When have we heard the words God, Family or Patriotism?. Promoters of moral decay!
One proud veteran

Desert Dweller
4 months ago

Dumocraps that like masks so much, will be thrown out of office and go back to wearing white sheets and hoods!!!

Karen
4 months ago

Anyone with a brain should see that the Biden administration has failed the good people of the USA. We’ll be glad to see them go. Hopefully, very soon. And yes, I believe there will be some kind of confrontation to end this lousy interpretation of a government.

ops
4 months ago
Reply to  Karen

Add his puppeteers in the backroom to that list.

Dave M.
4 months ago

I believe the “dems” are not overly concerned about much of anything that they are doing, because they are hoping that their antics will cause some form of civil disobedience,that will be declared as an “insurrection”, so that they can declare a “National emergency” by executive order- shutting down all government activity except the president- who will then takeover the military, cancel the elections,send out the military, to confiscate all findable firearms. both the courts and the legislative branches will be shutdown until the “emergency” is determined to be over. My Country T’was of the- sweet land of liberty- of thee we no longer sing.

Desert Dweller
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave M.

I doubt it, all 13 moronic idiots that voted for them can’t start a revolution LOL

WO (worried old man)
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave M.

How right you are! Another factor to add to your statement is the exponential increase in seemingly random or senseless shootings, in malls, on the street, in homes and in churches. I strongly suspect this is an outcome the left was seeking when they weakened the police and encouraged illegal behavior and rioting. Also I see a different desired end result. I am afraid that, once the insanity reaches some level, the left plans to appeal to the UN to bring in “peacekeepers” to restore order. Should that happen, it really is all over for us.

ops
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave M.

Never let a good crisis real or created go to waste. De-fund the police, create civil disorder and who would bring order? A Government police force? Anything that is good in America is under attack by Globalists!!

Harry
4 months ago

Just as Stalin did in the Soviet Union today’s Democrats are remaking our society into something it cannot become by any other means other then by force. Our population is being replaced by illegal aliens while our babies are being murdered by the thousands every year. Our wealth is being destroyed by inflation and we are now laughed at in the world. I like others cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel and elections aren’t to be trusted anymore. With an abundance of Rino’s and Socialists all I see is worsening conditions for all of us. I pray to GOD everyday to save this great nation before its lost forever.

Garye
4 months ago

Even though the democrats are miserable failures on EVERYTHING, it’s more important than ever to stay vigilant, engaged, in opposing all their anti american,American, policy attempts and LOUDLY EXPOSING them publicly!!
Share their horrible anti freedom initiatives and epic DISDAIN for Real, Legal American Citizens!
Don’t relent,don’t relax, this DEFEAT must be MASSIVE and LASTING to rid Our Country of these vile,despicable, corrupt, immoral LOSERS!
Show them America says HELL NO!!

WO (worried old man)
4 months ago
Reply to  Garye

Exactly right. And this is why I hate articles like this. They create a false sense of security which can led to complacency and the idea that no more effort need be expended to support our side. Looking at the article, I see things as being WAY too close for comfort. Even if we assume election integrity (and who would do that?) the best prediction we can make is that anything can happen. Those democrats who are retiring, can we assume for even a moment that those seats will be taken by conservatives? NO! I’d like to think that can happen but I have to assume that our only chance for victory is to lead an aggressive and serious campaign for true, winnable CONSERVATIVE candidates and not more RINO’s. YOu may think I am wrong. But if I am, then where is the harm? If we all work hard to achieve a conservative victory, the margin of win will only be greater. But if we are right, it could well be that our extra efforts are what put us over the top.

Lets Go Brandon!

Stephen Russell
4 months ago

Keep going Dems your Losing Just Fine

ops
4 months ago

A vote for a Democrat is a vote against America. A self centered party of destruction based on their words and actions with America and its people in 2nd place. Power and self enrichment, the two driving forces! Even when the polls indicate the country is heading in the wrong direction they continue to throttle down. Wrong direction for America, but the right direction for this disgraceful party who were elected to represent the voice of the people. One proud veteran.

Garye
4 months ago
Reply to  ops

Thank you for your service and thank you for your comments!!
You should be Proud!

Judith
4 months ago

We still have to fix 2020 if we hope to have a clean trustworthy election, ever again.

Amacer
4 months ago

I wouldn’t get my hopes up. What they lose in outlook, they will compensate with chicanery.

Susan Houser
4 months ago

Every single one of you is right! IS ANYONE LISTENING????!!!!

Judy
4 months ago

If Republicans in Communist/Marxist states don’t push back at voting precincts when the devils start pushing them out, voting in these states won’t matter. These demons running everything also control everything. The Dictators of these states ‘appoint’ who they want in offices in the Legislature and the Federal Courts representing each county. Republicans have been spineless in their representation of their constituents. Thank God for answered prayer regarding Biden’s Barf Bill!! If that monstrosity had passed, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. We need strong representatives with the integrity that accomplished what they did in our history! I’m also praying for that!

Carol Perkins
4 months ago

I suspect that the democrats are planning a complete CHEATING SCHEME for 2022!!!!
They got away with it once, why not do it again!!!! REPUBLICANS AND ALL OTHER SANE
PEOPLE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATING!!!!!! Ahead of time

Richard Slate
4 months ago

those of us that have any common sense knew that when biden starting occupying the white house it would be a disaster. and we were right

ops
4 months ago
Reply to  Richard Slate

Biden is but a mouthpiece of the puppeteers in the backroom pulling his strings!

NO admin. could be this incompetent creating one crisis after another, if not by design!

Garye
4 months ago
Reply to  ops

It shows me that the administration, along with ALL democrats,progressives,rinos AND the behind the scene puppeteers are all CLUELESS and HATERS of America!!!
Throw them out!

Lawrence Greenberg
4 months ago

According to the historical record, the Democrat Party has been engaged in voter registration and election fraud since the 1850’s. Yes, you read that right. In recent years, the Democrats have expanded the level of fraud to an astronomical degree in order to steal many elections nationwide. The Republicans keep stating that there is going to be “a Red Wave” in 2022 and 2024. I beg to differ. After the elections of November 2020 and January 2021, it has become clear that the will of the voters means nothing when the Democrats are allowed to cheat. Unless something serious is done about ensuring election integrity, the Democrats will simply steal every election from now until the end of time.

Diesel Dave
4 months ago

They’ll continue to ride the covid issue. Look for a new, “large” outbreak to occur just in time for the dems to push for more mail-in and absentee voting. And they’ll do everything in their power to steal this one just like they did in 2020.

Judy
4 months ago
Reply to  Diesel Dave

Already starting in Communist/Marxist states!

Garye
4 months ago

The traitor democrats cheating ends when REAL AMERICANS defeat them OVERWHELMINGLY!
We the People must be watchful,determined and un- yielding in Our resolve!
They cannot defeat a United American People.

Hal
4 months ago

I suspect “worsen” means “approaching “so bad” they can not cover it up by election rigging tactics.”

Honey
4 months ago

What shocks me is how little liberals and leftists know about what is going on these days, yet how confident they are that they are superior to conservatives.
Their idea of an argument is I state a fact, and they say,”You are wrong.” That is not an argument.
Or they insult. Insults are not an argument.

At least if you want to represent the opposition in an argument, please know how to argue.

If I ask are you happy with Biden, they say yes and laugh as if to say I won the argument. And if you try to talk about how much worse everything is now, they describe a mythological reality where Biden has improved things because Trump is awful.

How can you possible argue with ignorance like that? And yet how much worse it is that they think they are winning all of the arguments.

Judy
4 months ago
Reply to  Honey

Exactly! I always say, “Can’t reason with the unreasonable.”

Kim
4 months ago
Reply to  Honey

I don’t know where some of these liberals get their information. One explained that WV mines were closing because the coal had run out–no more to mine!

ops
4 months ago
Reply to  Honey

To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth!

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