While Americans continue to struggle with inflation, gas prices, and food shortages, the Democrats and even President Joe Biden are adamant that they will not only win the 2022 midterm elections but the 2024 Presidential election as well. Having given numerous speeches about what the future will hold for the Democrats, it seems that none have taken a look at the latest polls which predicted them having nothing short of a disaster come November. Apparently, it has gotten so bad that CNN has started to report on it. 

CNN’s Editor Chris Cillizza discussed the midterm election, writing, “New data from Gallup suggests that the national political environment is arguably worse for Democrats than it was in 2010 — raising at least the possibility that the party suffers even larger losses than currently predicted. A glance at the Gallup data — which looks at presidential approval, congressional approval, satisfaction with the direction of the country and overall judgment of economic conditions — reveals that the environment that was measured in May looks a lot like it did at the end of the 2010 cycle.”

Cillizza also added the following comparison between Biden and former President Barack Obama. 

2022

Biden approval: 41%

Congressional approval: 18%

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US satisfaction: 16%

Economic conditions (net): -32

2010

Obama approval: 45%

Congressional approval: 21%

US satisfaction: 22%

Economic conditions (net): -31

On Friday, Newsweek said that over half of Americans believed the country was already in a recession. “The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index published on Friday found that 53 percent of Americans think the economy has gone into a recession, and 25 percent say they’re unsure. Only 20 percent believe the country is not in a recession. Even amid uncertainty, concerns have dramatically risen over the last month. Back in May, less than half of Americans — 48 percent — said the economy was in a downturn while 23 percent said the U.S. was not in a recession.”

Discussing the upcoming election, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted that the Democrats could lose up to 70 seats in the House. “I think we’ll pick up between 25 and 70 seats in the House. We’ll probably pick up about four seats in the Senate.” 

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