The 2022 midterms are shaping up to be a disaster for Democrats.
The first major polls are revealing what could be a major Republican landslide.
And now, this shock poll just broke one major historical record, and left Nancy Pelosi seeing red.
Democrats are on track to face the single worst electoral defeat in modern history, according to a new poll released by ABC News this past week.
The poll, which shatters historical records dating back over four decades, gives Republicans a commanding lead in the generic ballot for Congress in 2022.
What’s more, it also shows that Joe Biden’s approval rating continues to drop to new record lows.
ABC News reports, “Republican congressional candidates currently hold their largest lead in midterm election vote preferences in ABC News/Washington Post polls dating back 40 years, underscoring profound challenges for Democrats hoping to retain their slim majorities in Congress next year.”
“While a year is a lifetime in politics, the Democratic Party’s difficulties are deep; they include soaring economic discontent, a president who’s fallen 12 percentage points underwater in job approval and a broad sense that the party is out of touch with the concerns of most Americans — 62% say so,” adds ABC News.
With a stunning 23-point lead in the generic congressional ballot, it’s the single largest Republican polling lead in modern polling history, surpassing even the Republican landslide midterm elections of 2014, 2010, and 1994.
“Indeed, it’s only the second time the GOP has held a statistically significant advantage (the other was +7 points in January 2002) and the ninth time it’s held any numerical edge at all,” adds ABC News.
If the results of the ABC poll prove to be true next year, then Republicans would be on track to win as many as 35 seats in the House of Representatives next year, and perhaps more depending on what the final congressional lines look like once redistricting is completed in the coming months.
In the Senate, where control of the upper chamber of Congress is hanging on a knife’s edge thanks to Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote in favor of the Democrats, Republicans could end up picking up 5 seats or more, with critical swing states like Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire serving as prime targets for Republicans to flip next year.
Of course, none of this means that conservatives will take control of Washington, D.C. in 2022. Afterall, several Republicans have already signed off on Joe Biden’s massive trillion-dollar spending plans, while others work with Democrats to railroad the Constitution on a number of other issues, including the Second and Fourth Amendments.
But the massive polling advantage Republicans currently enjoy suggests that the real fight for control over Congress next year will be playing out in GOP primaries across the nation, as conservative challengers work to try and defeat more liberal Republican candidates in races that would start off as being heavily favored for the GOP once the general election kicks in.