Republicans are celebrating as a fumbling Biden has opened America’s eyes – sending the GOP’s popularity skyrocketing as they look to give sleepy Joe and his Democrat buddies the boot.
According to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), it been seriously outraising the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee by $4 million in May and has a $6.1 million cash advantage.
The NRCC stated on Friday that it has $42.1 million cash on hand while the DCCC has $36 million.
NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer stated, “Americans are ready to do whatever is necessary to stop Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ socialist agenda. May’s record-breaking fundraising numbers are just the latest indication that House Republicans are primed to retake the majority.”
“Currently, the Democrats hold just a 219-211 lead in the House, a margin that would be 222-213 if the five currently vacant seats remain with the same party after they’ve been filled in special elections this year,” U.S. News and World Report noted, adding, “An analysis by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics characterized 19 Democratic-held House seats as toss-ups for 2022, compared to just two held by Republicans.”
Trends show that the president’s party typically loses seats in midterm elections- averaging 27 lost seats. Joe Biden, however, is another level of liability for his party and may cost them even bigger this next election.
The Daily Wire reported on Friday, “Democrat President Joe Biden’s approval rating plummeted to below 50% in a new Monmouth University poll this week, the first time Biden has ever fallen below 50% in the poll since taking office in January.”
“Biden currently holds a job rating of 48% approve and 43% disapprove,” Monmouth University said in a poll released on Wednesday. “This is down from his 54% approve and 41% disapprove rating in April.” The poll found that barely one-third of Independents approve of Biden’s job performance while less than one-fifth of Republicans approve of Biden’s job performance,” the report continued.
“The Brennan Center has found that the GOP will enjoy complete control of drawing new boundaries for 181 congressional districts, compared with a maximum of 74 for Democrats, though the final numbers could fluctuate once the pandemic-delayed census is completed,” radio host Hugh Hewitt wrote.
Axios reports that The GOP nearly took back the House in 2020, despite having lost the White House, with the Congressional Leadership Fund spending $140 million in the effort. That group is now poised to lead the effort again in 2022.
Politico also reported in February that the NRCC was targeting 47 House Democrats, including “Democrats from once-Republican suburban areas where the GOP has suffered in the Trump era, like lawmakers in more GOP-friendly white, working-class regions, and members in heavily Latino districts along the Texas-Mexico border where Trump shocked liberals by seeing a powerful surge.
An analysis by Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman indicates that Republicans might be able to gain control of the House through redistricting in just the four states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas.