Once the holidays are over, we will be officially in the 2022 midterm election season.
Democrats are already looking at heavy losses but Joe Biden is making things even worse for them.
His terrible poll numbers are like an anchor around the neck of the Democrat party.
Biden’s Sagging Poll Numbers Weighing on Dems’ Chances in 2022 Midterms
With President Joe Biden’s poll numbers lagging and a GOP-dominated redistricting process not in their favor, most Democrats are worried this will lead to losing the majority in Congress in the 2022 midterms, Politico reported.
A poll from the House Democrats’ campaign arm earlier this month showed the president down in battleground districts across the country, with 52% of voters disapproving of the job he’s doing, according to three party members briefed on the data. Some national polls have Biden in the low 40s.
FiveThirtyEight has Biden’s approval rating at 42.8% and disapproval at 50.8% in its latest poll, released Dec. 6.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Biden’s recent numbers are “scary,” Politico reported.
“We’re in a difficult period now. One of the challenges we have is, we’ve been legislating this year, as he has,” said Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, reported Politico. “While you’re legislating, you’re not communicating.”
Democrats have only a handful of vulnerable Senate seats, but multiple at-risk House seats.
While Biden’s poll numbers are below 50% in the battleground states of Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Arizona. Democrat senators in those states are generally running ahead of the president, according to the House Democrat campaign arm’s poll, Politico reported.
Voters are not happy with the direction of the country.
59% of voters disapprove of Biden’s job performance
60% of voters oppose Biden’s socialist spending package
— GOP (@GOP) December 6, 2021
The bad news for Democrats is that Joe is not likely to get any better in the coming months.