More internal polling data show Democrats stand to lose big-time in the 2022 midterm elections.
After TheBlaze reported that internal research showed that "battleground voters" had a particularly brutal assessment of the Democratic Party, new data from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee show that voters in the 60 most competitive House districts this election cycle have soured on Democrats over repeated failed promises and the party's embrace of heavy-handed COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
What are the details?
Findings from a poll that surveyed voters in those 60 congressional districts were presented to DCCC officials on Thursday, SFGATE reported, painting a grim portrait of voter sentiment toward Democrats.
Results from the poll included:
- 66% of swing voters and 57% of respondents overall agreed with the statement, "Democrats in Congress have taken things too far in their pandemic response"
- 80% of swing voters and 64% of respondents overall agreed with the statement, "Democrats in Congress support defunding the police and taking more cops off of the street"
- 78% of swing voters and 62% of respondents overall agreed with the statement, "Democrats in Congress have created a border crisis that allows illegal immigrants to enter the country without repercussions and grants them tax-payer funded benefits once here"
- 61% of respondents agreed that "Democrats in Congress are spending money out of control"
- 61% of respondents agreed that "Democrats are teaching kids as young as five Critical Race Theory, which teaches that America is a racist country and that white people are racist"
- 59% of respondents agreed that "Democrats are too focused on pursuing an agenda that divides us and judging those who don't see things their way"
Interestingly, the alarming data is being framed as demonstrating the effectiveness of Republican messaging. In fact, the DCCC presentation on Thursday claimed, "Many of the Republican attacks tested have alarming credibility," SFGATE reported.
In reality, moderate voters simply see what Democrats have sown — and they do not like it.
Other internal research shows that so-called "battleground voters" have, according to Politico, described Democrats as "preachy," "judgmental," and "focused on the culture wars."
In light of a probable GOP landslide in the 2022 midterms, 30 House Democrats have announced plans not to seek re-election, while the House Democratic caucus is pumping additional resources into 35 congressional districts currently held by Democrats who party leaders believe are especially vulnerable to losing.