Casey Harper (The Center Square).
Voters have swung in favor of Congressional Republicans’ handling of key issues by a significant margin as the midterm elections draw closer, newly released polling shows.
The Politico/Morning Consult Take a poll released Wednesday reports that surveyed voters prefer Republicans work on the economy, jobs, immigration and national security. This is the latest poll showing low numbers for Democrats.
The poll found voters prefer Republicans’ handling of the economy to Democrats 47% to 34%, Republicans’ work on jobs 45% to 35%, immigration 45% to 37% and national security 49% to 32%.
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Democrats did better on climate change issues, but inflation has risen and U.S. soldiers from Afghanistan have been forced to withdraw. This was in addition to the Ukraine-Russia border crisis.
“No wonder so many House Democrats are retiring,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg said.
This week, two more Congressional Democrats announced they would not run for reelection, bringing the total to 28, just more than double the Republicans’ 13. Although members can cite many reasons why they are not running, political analysts state that there is a lot more to the story than just being able to run for another office.
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The U.S. House is currently controlled by Democrats with a 221-212 majority and two vacant seats. Each of the 435 seats is up for re-election on November.
Wednesday’s poll comes after Gallup released polling Don’t forget to enter the data Tuesday showing that surveys from 2021 demonstrated a historic shift toward the Republican party.
Gallup has released data that shows millions of Americans switched to the Republican party in 2021. Gallup reports “a nine-percentage-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter to a rare five-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter.
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“Both the nine-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter and the five-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter are among the largest Gallup has measured for each party in any quarter since it began regularly measuring party identification and leaning in 1991,” Gallup said.
Rasmussen Another Take a poll released Wednesday reports that 50% of surveyed respondents rate Biden’s first year as “very unsuccessful” while 12% say it was “very successful,” with the rest somewhere in between.
“President Joe Biden’s first year in office has been a failure, according to a majority of voters who say the Democrat has left the country more divided than when he was inaugurated,” Rasmussen said.
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