Democrats were hoping to put the struggles of 2021 behind them.
But they got some bad news.
And CNN just told Democrats the one truth that will keep Nancy Pelosi up at night.
As Black Eye Politics reports:
After their humiliating losses in Virginia, Democrats have woken up to the fact that they can’t expect to win elections by constantly attacking former President Donald Trump.
“We’ve got to find our way into more kitchen tables. We have to get into the conversations at night that families are having about what government does, what it means to them, to make it less abstract and more real,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.
The problem is that everything on the kitchen table now costs more because of Democratic policies.
Inflation is rising faster than it has in almost 40 years and Democrats still want to pass more spending.
Even CNN can see that there are clear signs that the Democrats will be defeated in the upcoming 2022 midterms.
“Pretty much every single indicator that pointed to a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterms now points to a Republican one in the 2022 midterms,” Harry Enten wrote.
The report pointed out that the polls by December 2017 showed Democrats were beating Republicans by nine points which “as it turned out, this was the margin by which they’d win the national House vote” the next year.
Republicans are holding a two-point lead according to the polls currently.
“Indeed, there have been ten times since 1938 when the opposition party (i.e. not in control of the presidency) led on the generic ballot this far from a midterm. They would go on to win a majority of seats in the midterm all ten of those times,” Enten continued.
Enten pointed out that Biden’s horrible approval ratings are also a bad sign for Democrats.
CNN claimed that Democrats won in the 2018 midterms due to then-President Trump’s bad approval rating, which Enten said was averaging 37 percent in December 2017.
“President Joe Biden is not much better with an approval rating of about 42 [percent]. His is the second worst approval rating for an elected president at this point in their first term,” according to the analysis.
Enten continued that the numerous Democratic retirements are also another sign that things are bad for them. Nineteen Democrats have chosen to leave the House once their term is up. Enten said “results and polling are a big reason that politicians have or did run for the hills.”
The “bottom line,” Enten concluded, is that the opposition party has “picked up 5 or more seats in 34 of 38 midterms since 1870.”
“Not a lot so far suggests that the 2022 midterms will be any different,” he wrote.