Polls Show Republicans are Gaining Momentum

Polls Show Republicans are Gaining Momentum

(UnitedReader.com) – The Republican Party hasn’t had a majority in any chamber of Congress since early 2021. Nevertheless, the balance may change in the 2022 midterm elections. A recent poll shows Republicans and Democrats in a virtual deadlock. A potential preview of the midterms?

Recent polling by RealClearPolitics shows Democrats have a slim lead over their Republican counterparts. At just 0.1 percentage points over the GOP, Democrats could be in trouble heading into the midterm elections.

Despite winning both chambers of Congress and the presidential election, Republicans are gaining steam to take over once again. The recent numbers are reaching heights Republicans haven’t really enjoyed since 2014, when they last led.

Democratic support has been on the ropes as President Biden’s approval numbers continue to decline. It’s not just Republicans causing his numbers to drop. Independent voters have also affected the polls. In Virginia, Glenn Youngkin (R) won the vote of suburban white women as well as Latinos, both of which were crucial to Biden’s 2020 victory. While the two parties are essentially tied overall, Republicans have had a few notable victories, such as the USA/Suffolk poll, which shows them up by 8 points, and Emerson College, which has the GOP winning by 7%. Even CNN is showing the ratings are closer than Democrats would like, with a slim lead of only 1% over Republicans.

The President’s performance, in combination with faltering poll numbers, could be a direct correlation to what 2022 has in store for the American people. Could there be a total reversal of power in Congress? Is there a chance Republicans might take both the Senate and the White House in 2024?

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