Voters hit by inflation and not impressed by President Joe Biden now support Republicans in the 2022 midterms by a historic ammount, leading to predictions of the greatest pickup in House seats within the modern era.
The new Rasmussen Reports survey just revealed that possible voters favor Republicans over Democrats by around 13 points, 51%-38%. The poll discovered that Democrats are just favored to win over Republicans in young voters, blacks, Democrats, and with liberals.
However, there is a large 20-point gap within independents who want a generic GOP member over a generic Dem by a large margin of 48%-26%.
While the questioning is somewhat different in the new Rasmussen poll than in previous years, the gap is supposedly large and historic and even better since the latest poll offered the alternatives of “a different candidate” and “not sure,” reported the polling outfit.
Newt Gingrich, who benefited from a previous GOP wave to the U.S. House speakership back in 1994, has been optimistic on the chances of conservatives taking take back the chamber. He also recently upped his prediction to a Republican gain of 40-70 seats. That would beat the 63-seat pickup by the GOP in 2010, at the height of the conservative Tea Party and the most for both parties since 1948.
Mentioning the formula used by Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, Gingrich recently stated, “I believe a consistent, and effective GOP application of the 2021 lessons might give us a 40- to 70-seat gain in the House; at least four more seats in the Senate; and gains in state legislatures, governorships, and local school boards.”
Even better, former President Trump has increased his endorsement of GOP candidates. He has a winning history in races that he has endorsed candidates in. He is also working to make sure the 2022 midterms are about Biden’s performance.
Republicans believe the polling will lead some older Democratic House members to retire instead of face a difficult election and loss. Just this morning, California Congesswoman Jackie Speier, who is friend of Democrat and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announced she was retiring.
Author: Blake Ambrose