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Pollster To Democrat Candidates In 2022: ‘We Have A Problem,’ Could Lose ‘A Ton Of Races’

A Democrat pollster tasked with performing an autopsy of voting trends following an election massacre endured by the party in Virginia has said he would tell 2022 midterm candidates, “we have a problem.”

Just last month, Republicans won statewide office in the Old Dominion.

The results led Third Way, a centrist group, to seek out pollster Brian Stryker, a Democrat, who discovered numerous issues with the party’s messaging and branding.

Stryker was reportedly given a memo regarding the focus group results that concentrated on votes who chose to vote for Biden in 2020. However, they were flipped to Republican Glenn Youngkin one year later.

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A pollster warns Democrats that they are in trouble by 2022

Stryker, in an interview with the New York Times, said voters found Democrats were too focused on social issues and not enough on the economy, “laughed” at attempts to draw former President Trump into the race, and that the party’s problems are “probably deeper than a lot of people suspect.”

Stryker didn’t hesitate to answer a newspaper question about what he would tell 2022 Democratic clients.

“I would tell them that we have a problem,” he said.

Stryker addressed Terry McAuliffe (Democrat, lost to Youngkin) and his insistent on linking the Republican candidate with President Trump.

He suggested that tactic may have been the best McAuliffe had to offer, which isn’t saying much about his campaign, but it didn’t strike a chord with the voters because while they dislike Trump personally, they do not dislike his policies.

Stryker stated that Trump’s weak links will force future presidential candidates to oppose him.

“If we are in that position again, we’re going to lose a ton of races,” he warned. “We’ve got to have something better.”

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Numbers look bad

Politico reports that a major donor’s strategist for Democrats responded to the bleak news.

The strategist, they write, said minor victories on infrastructure and spending bills weren’t enough to save the party heading into 2022.

It’s “too late, we’re f***ed,” they allegedly said.

Politico also notes that presidential approval ratings are “a measure closely tied to a party’s performance in the midterms.”

A poll conducted in late November by the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States shows President Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 36.3%.

The latest data combined with the Virginia election results seem to join with the Democrat pollster’s assertion that the party is in serious trouble if they don’t turn things around before the 2022 midterm elections.

 

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