(USA Features) The Republican National Congressional Committee is out-raising its Democratic rival ahead of the 2022 midterms as President Joe Biden’s job approval ratings tumble, according to new polling data.
The NRCC raised $4 million more than the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in May and now has a $6.1 million cash advantage — $42.1 million to the DCCC’s $36 million — the organization said in a Friday statement.
“Americans are ready to do whatever is necessary to stop Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ socialist agenda,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer said.
“May’s record-breaking fundraising numbers are just the latest indication that House Republicans are primed to retake the majority.”
Political scientists note that in midterm elections the party that is not in the White House tends to gain seats in Congress. A
Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics has rated 19 Democrat-held seats as toss-ups next year, compared to just two currently held by Republicans.
“The Brennan Center has found that the GOP will enjoy complete control of drawing new boundaries for 181 congressional districts, compared with a maximum of 74 for Democrats, though the final numbers could fluctuate once the pandemic-delayed census is completed,” radio host Hugh Hewitt wrote, noting that the GOP looks to be a “lock” for gaining House control but the Senate will be harder to obtain.
Republicans nearly retook the House last year in an election cycle that saw the GOP lose control of the Senate and the White House. Still, Republicans were predicted to do much worse in the lower chamber than the party performed.
The fundraising comes amid Biden’s worsening job approval ratings.
“Democrat President Joe Biden’s approval rating plummeted to below 50% in a new Monmouth University poll this week, the first time Biden has ever fallen below 50% in the poll since taking office in January,” the Daily Wire reported Friday.
“Biden currently holds a job rating of 48% approve and 43% disapprove,” Monmouth University said in a survey released on Wednesday. “This is down from his 54% approve and 41% disapprove rating in April.”
The poll added that less than one-third of Independents give Biden a positive job performance rating.