Pollster Says Democrats’ Midterm Hopes May Be Misguided

(PresidentialHill.com)- Reports have been circulating for the past month or so that the midterms are looking significantly better for Democrats, as they have been trailing Republicans, by some polls. But this is just “fake news” promulgated by the liberal mainstream media, according to the Gateway Pundit.

The outlet cites Pollster Doug Schoen, a Democrat himself, who is warning his party that they should temper their expectations. He wrote in the Hill that Democrats are in a fragile position, more than that the media is acknowledging. He writes that earlier this year it seemed like there would be a red wave on par that the 1994 midterms when Republicans gained 54 House seats and flipped control of both chambers on Congress. This seemed inevitable to occur again in 2024.

But he writes that Democrats have appeared to gain more favorability since mid-June with “declining gas prices, national backlash to Roe v. Wade being overturned and GOP candidate-quality issues in key Senate races.” But the economy and crime are reportedly still the top issue for voters.

“The release of the worse-than-expected August inflation report this week—which showed that food, housing and healthcare costs continued to soar last month—served as a pointed reminder that the economy still poses a significant threat to Democrats’ chances in November,” Schoen writes.

Democrats are doing better perceptually, as Biden’s approval rating appears to be on the upswing, according to defense and national security website 19FortyFive. Biden’s approval rating is reportedly up to 44%, after a period of lower ratings than any other president in the modern era, including Trump.

Democrats have been looked at in a slightly better light recently. They have passed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, which is the $740 billion package to invest in climate change, healthcare, and tax programs. Gas prices are dropping. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is also pushing a deeply unpopular ban on abortion after 15 weeks which has caused criticism even from conseratives.