The 'Joe Woes' Continue as GOP Now Looks to Turn the Tables in 'Deep Blue' Districts

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We’re just a few short months away from the midterm elections which, if polling and the sentiment of most Americans are reliable indicators, are going to be absolutely brutal for Democrats looking to maintain their razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate.


The writing on the wall is so bad for Democrats right now that there’s an open rebellion taking place within, with frustrated Democrats angrily pointing to Joe Biden – and each other – as the reasons why they are predicted to lose a not so insignificant number of seats and perhaps even their hold on Congress come the fall in what some have predicted might be “historic” midterm election year losses for a president’s party.

But though much of the focus for Republicans looking to capitalize on America’s rejection of the Biden agenda has been in competitive/swing/battleground districts and states, there’s another effort underway to try and expand on their anticipated November victories by targeting Democrats in deep blue “safe” House districts where Joe Biden’s approval ratings are underwater:

With just four months until the midterms, Democrats were already on the defensive in at least 30 highly competitive districts. But Biden’s toxicity has given the GOP optimism about seriously contesting a fresh crop of about a dozen seats that the president won in 2020 by 9 points or more — from western Rhode Island to California’s Central Valley to the suburbs of Arizona’s capital.

The result is a House map that has expanded to an uncomfortable place for Democrats. Survey data obtained by POLITICO shows the president underwater by double-digit margins in 11 districts he carried.


The atmosphere has become so abysmal for Democrats that strategists see the potential for a slew of bluer districts to come into play, including ones Biden carried by double-digits two years ago. That includes seats held by Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.), Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.); the seats left open by Reps. Josh Harder (D-Calif.) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), who jumped districts; and the seats represented by Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), who are retiring.


Add to this the continued shift of Hispanics from Democrats to Republicans, especially those in working class/blue-collar communities who feel abandoned by an increasingly “woke” and out of touch party that they feel takes them for granted, and that’s an absolute recipe for disaster for Democrats who thought the Capitol riot show trials and the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade were going to be the nudges they needed to motivate their base voters to go to the polls.

Of course, it ain’t over ’til it’s over, but rumor has it that the rather stout lady in the far left corner of the club can be heard warming up.

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