As our economy continues to suck, and by the look of things, it’s going to suck even more as the days, weeks, and months drag on, and our inflation rate skyrockets, along with the price of gas, Democrats aren’t looking too good for the midterms later this year.
In fact, things are so bad now that even CNN is acknowledging the Democrats have an uphill battle ahead of them.
According to the Daily Wire, “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican, has predicted that Democrats could lose up to 70 seats in the House, along with another four in the Senate, swinging control of both chambers of Congress to the Republicans, The Washington Examiner reported.”
“I think we’ll pick up between 25 and 70 seats in the House. We’ll probably pick up about four seats in the Senate,” Gingrich went on to say to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo last month during an appearance on her program.
That’s a rather bold prediction, as that would be the biggest turnover since 1948, even going beyond the major beatdown Democrats received during the 2010 midterm elections with former President Barack Obama in the Oval Office and the Tea Party at full swing.
CNN also had a rather down and depressing view of the odds for Democrats. Which, from where I’m sitting, is a truly beautiful sight.
“New data from Gallup suggests that the national political environment is arguably worse for Democrats than it was in 2010 — raising at least the possibility that the party suffers even larger losses than currently predicted,” CNN’s Editor-at-large Chris Cillizza went on to write. “A glance at the Gallup data — which looks at presidential approval, congressional approval, satisfaction with the direction of the country and overall judgment of economic conditions — reveals that the environment that was measured in May looks a lot like it did at the end of the 2010 cycle.”
Here’s more information from The Daily Wire:
Cillizza made the following notes to compare the political environments:
Biden approval: 41%
Congressional approval: 18%
US satisfaction: 16%
Economic conditions (net): -32
Obama approval: 45%
Congressional approval: 21%
US satisfaction: 22%
Economic conditions (net): -31
Whew. That looks bad. Worse than bad, actually. That’s awful.
Of course the left’s “awful” is our “awesome,” but hey, I’m trying to be nice and do a little commiserating.
When it comes to polling, particularly on economic issue, things just do not look good for Democrats.
“Newsweek reported Friday that more than half of American adults think the U.S. has already entered a recession,” the Daily Wire reported.
“The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index published on Friday found that 53 percent of Americans think the economy has gone into a recession, and 25 percent say they’re unsure. Only 20 percent believe the country is not in a recession,” the report went on to explain. “Even amid uncertainty, concerns have dramatically risen over the last month. Back in May, less than half of Americans — 48 percent — said the economy was in a downturn while 23 percent said the U.S. was not in a recession.”
It’s going to be a long, long midterm season for the left.