Democrats' Own Internal Polling Shows Them Down 8 Points in the Congressional Midterms

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While Tuesday night’s primary elections put all eyes on Republicans, the focus quickly shifted to Democrats Wednesday morning, as a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s own internal polling indicates a steep loss for them in November.


In a generic Republican versus generic Democrat ballot, Republicans are leading Democrats 47-39, which is an eight percent difference, Punchbowl News reported. The report also noted that these disastrous numbers are just the tip of the bad news iceberg, as the DCCC Chair, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, is dealing with his own battle in a primary against an incumbent due to New York’s new likely congressional map, which puts the party in a tough spot. If Democrats think their chair might be distracted or counter-productive, there could be more infighting.

“There is a LOT of chatter in the Dem ranks right now about whether Maloney can continue as DCCC chairman. A LOT of anger, frustration at Maloney,” Punchbowl’s Jake Sherman tweeted.

“We will see how this all shakes out — new map will be finalized Friday. But the idea that Maloney “doesn’t have a primary” — the line pushed by his circle — doesn’t pass the straight face test. he has gotten into a district that a colleague of his represents 75% of,” he continued.


Of course, this disarray and public vulnerability provided the National Republican Congressional Committee an opportunity to gloat.

“YIIIIIIKES,” the NRCC tweeted with screenshots of headlines about the news.

The infighting and internal polling can only best be explained by their desperation. As Democrats are in control of the House, Senate, and the White House, it’s easy for Americans to blame them for the issues they’re seeing in their own life. Whether someone is furious about inflation, the baby formula shortage, or the Afghanistan withdrawal, voters have a whole list of reasons to try something new and fire some of their representatives. Democrats can hurl whatever insults they want toward their opponents, but it will do little to change America’s perception of Washington.


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