GOP Gaining 1 Million+ Voters as Democrats Bleed Support
Tens of thousands of voters who helped Democrats install President Joe Biden in the White House are now happily switching to Republicans, voter registration analysis released Monday shows.
More than one million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party in the past 12 months alone, ballot intentions compiled by the Associated Press (AP) shows.
A broad swathe of regions in the country – big and small, urban and rural – report the same phenomenon.
Nowhere is the switch more visible, according to AP analysis, than in suburban counties stretching across Denver to Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
The GOP is also reportedly gained ground in counties around medium-size cities such as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Des Moines, Iowa.
All the numbers bode ill for Democrats in a vote which will determine control of Congress and dozens of governorships.
House Democrats have such a bleak outlook for the upcoming midterms even districts Biden won by up to 15 points are in danger of flipping red, according to a report from Axios. https://t.co/ExK4tsfR0q
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 30, 2022
In all roughly two-thirds of the 1.7 million voters who changed their party affiliation shifted to the Republican Party. That amounts to more than one million people who became Republicans compared to about 630,000 who became Democrats.
A lack of direction by the Democratic Party is contributing to its slide. The AP report states:
Roughly four months before Election Day, Democrats have no clear strategy to address Biden’s weak popularity and voters’ overwhelming fear that the country is headed in the wrong direction with their party in charge. And while Republicans have offered few policy solutions of their own, the GOP has been working effectively to capitalize on the Democrats’ shortcomings.
Republicans benefited last year as suburban parents grew increasingly frustrated by prolonged pandemic-related schools closures. And as inflation intensified more recently, the Republican National Committee has been hosting voter registration events at gas stations in suburban areas across swing states like Arizona, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania to link the Biden administration to record-high gas prices. The GOP has also linked the Democratic president to an ongoing baby formula shortage.
“Biden and Democrats are woefully out of touch with the American people, and that’s why voters are flocking to the Republican Party in droves,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel told AP. She predicted that “American suburbs will trend red for cycles to come” because of “Biden’s gas hike, the open border crisis, baby formula shortage and rising crime.”
This is not the first time Democrats have been warned of a voting catastrophe awaiting in this year’s midterms.
Democrats are “in shellacking territory.”
President Joe Biden is in no better personal territory.
The president is underwater on almost every key issue as the midterm elections loom closer, a Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey reported by Breitbart News reveals.
Biden’s overall approval rating is dying, as 35 percent approve and 43 percent disapprove.
That gives him a net negative approval of -8 percent. Even so, that is still far better than his current RealClearPolitics spread, which sits at -15.1 as of last Monday.
Notably, Biden fails to perform much better on individual issues. There is only one category that Biden sees a positive net approval — the coronavirus pandemic, as 39 percent approve and 37 percent disapprove. He lacks a positive net approval on any other issue.
Biden Job Approval:
.@RedfieldWilton, 1,500 RV, 6/15https://t.co/ZYVHQAB5uF
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) June 19, 2022
Even as voters turn away from the Democrats and look on Biden with increasing disdain, AP reports the broad migration of more than one million voters, a small portion of the overall U.S. electorate, does not ensure widespread Republican success in the November midterm elections.
The details about party switchers however does present a dire warning for Democrats.
Biden supporters are increasingly concerned about the macro effects shaping the political landscape this fall and their party’s wayward, even helpless response, to key voter concerns including soaring inflation, rising interest rates and rents, the open border crisis, national baby formula shortage and rising crime.
Put simply, the public isn’t buying what the Democratic Party is selling.
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