According to a recent poll by Punchbowl news, only 48 percent of the Democrats now believe that they can win the majority seats in the 2022 midterm elections. Since June, the number has come down 4 points, which is painting a good picture for the Republicans. It is a first that the majority of the democratic aid to the Capitol felt this way.
Ever since the poll conducted by Punch bowl, 72 percent of the Republicans believe that they can again win the majority in the midterm elections and may even secure the Senate. The majority of the critical house democrats have started to retire, which is a concerning factor for the democratic aides and House Staffers. It is also because, under former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrats had also lost the majority during the midterm election. They fear the same this time as well.
The Republican’s momentum in the Senate is more substantial than before, and there is a good chance they can take over the Senate. The poll was conducted anonymously through Locust Street Group in partnership with Punchbowl News between July 12th to 30th. It was run by 151 senior Capitol Hill aides, including Chiefs of Staff, legislative directors, communications directors, press secretaries, and staff directors. The reason for conducting the poll among these is their high authority in the Capitol, with senior staffers having the decision-making authority. Knowing that the survey was conducted among high-ranking democratic aides, and the results have come out in favor of the Republicans is no less than a victory for the Republicans. The National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman, Mike Berg, expressed his happiness of the poll’s bipartisan agreement that the House Democrats majority are doomed this time.