A shocking new survey shows that control of Congress is well within reach next year for one of the two major parties, and it’s not even close.
“As President Joe Biden’s popularity wanes and Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating craters, Democrats, in general, are losing ground quickly to Republicans ahead of the 2022 elections,” Conservative Brief reported Sunday, citing a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.
Fox News added:
If the midterm elections were held today, the majority of registered voters say they’d support the Republican congressional candidate over the Democratic candidate in their districts, giving Republicans the largest statistical edge in four decades…
The survey, which was taken after the Democrats passed their $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act earlier this month, shows 51% of registered voters saying they’d support the Republican candidate in their congressional district and only 41% saying they’d support the Democrat, spelling trouble for the party trying to secure its razor-thin majorities in Congress.
“That’s the biggest lead for Republicans in the 110 ABC/Post polls that have asked this question since November 1981,” ABC News reported Sunday.
“The biggest driving factors in the survey that hurt Biden and Democrats were the economy and skyrocketing inflation; 70 percent of respondents said that they think the economy is doing poorly while 55 percent said they don’t approve of Biden’s performance overall on the economy,” Conservative Brief added, citing the poll.
“What’s more, Biden’s overall job approval in the survey has hit a new low: 41 percent say he’s doing a good job, which is down 11 points since spring. Overall, 53 percent said they disapprove of his job performance and what’s more, only about one-in-three Independents — 35 percent — approve of Biden’s performance,” the site noted further.
The shocking results come on the heels of another poll earlier this month that showed the approval ratings for both Biden and Harris cratering, with the VP’s numbers even worse than the president’s.
“A year before the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans hold a clear lead on the congressional ballot as President Joe Biden’s approval rating sinks to a new low of 38%,” USA Today reported, adding that Harris’ approval rating is worse: Just 28%.
The paper claimed that with Friday’s passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and a better-than-expected jobs report for October, that Biden and Harris, as well as Democrats in general, are “poised” to recover.
But the survey is also likely reflective of the fact that Americans are paying more for virtually everything, the southern border is a mess, there is an ongoing supply chain crisis, and left-wing agendas are permeating public schools.
Also, elections earlier this month saw historic gains for Republicans in traditionally blue states like New Jersey, Virginia, and New York.
The USA Today/Suffolk University survey also found:
- Nearly half of those surveyed, 46%, say Biden has done a worse job as president than they expected, including 16% of those who voted for him. Independents, by 7-1 (44%-6%), say he’s done worse, not better, than they expected.
- Nearly two-thirds of Americans, 64%, say they don’t want Biden to run for a second term in 2024. That includes 28% of Democrats. Opposition to Trump running for another term in 2024 stands at 58%, including 24% of Republicans.
- Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating is 28% – even worse than Biden’s. The poll shows that 51% disapprove of the job she’s doing. One in 5, 21%, are undecided.
- Americans overwhelmingly support the infrastructure bill Biden is about to sign, but they are split on the more expensive and further-reaching “Build Back Better” act being debated in Congress. Only 1 in 4 say the bill’s provisions would help them and their families.
“If the election were today, those surveyed say, they would vote for their Republican congressional candidate over the Democratic one by 46%-38%, an advantage that would bode well for GOP hopes of gaining a majority in the House and the Senate,” the report noted.