The 2022 midterm elections are shaping up to be a tough battle for Democrats. The party is facing an uphill battle to retake the House and Senate, and recent polls suggest that Republicans have the advantage.
Democrats will need to make significant gains in order to win back control of Congress, and they will likely need to do so without the help of President Biden. The president's popularity has declined in recent months, and he is unlikely to be much help on the campaign trail.
Joe Biden's job approval rating is below 40%, and according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, most Democrats think he should be replaced as the party's nominee for president in 2024.
A new poll found that Republicans hold a 21-point advantage in competitive House districts on a generic congressional ballot as the party attempts to regain control of the chamber in November's midterm elections.
During the midterms republicans are expected to benefit from a strong economy once had under Trump and from the fact that many Republican voters still support the former president. Donald Trump remains popular with the GOP base, and his endorsement could be crucial in some close races.
Since taking office, President Biden's popularity has declined significantly. On the economy, with inflation approaching a 40-year high and his approval rating stands at 36%, Biden has a 21-point deficit.
Biden's decline in popularity is due in part to his Handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Americans have been critical of his handling of the situation, and this has translated into lower approval ratings.
Also, under President Biden, gas prices in the United States have reached their highest levels in years. Voters tend to punish incumbent presidents when gas prices are high, and this could hurt Democrats at the polls. Gas prices are a major issue for many Americans, and they will likely remember how much they have increased under Biden when they go to the polls.
President Biden is currently facing criticism from both sides of the aisle for his handling of the border crisis.
Republicans have been quick to point out that the number of migrants crossing the border has increased significantly since Biden took office. They argue that the president's policies are to blame for the crisis, and they have called on him to do more to secure the border.
Democrats, on the other hand, have argued that the border crisis is a humanitarian issue. They have called on Biden to enact compassionate policies that will help those who are fleeing violence and persecution.
The ABC poll was conducted from September 18-21 with 1,006 English and Spanish speaking adults across the nation, 908 of whom were registered voters. The margin of error for these results is 3.5 percentage points.