The intensity surrounding the upcoming mid-term elections on November 8th confirms that voters are aware of the stark differences between the 2 main political parties, and are conserved about the direction of the country.
With Joe Biden failing miserably, voter turnout numbers, especially in the swing states, are expected to be well above historical norms.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott (Fla.) says he believes Republicans will likely control 52 Senate seats next year but sees a pathway up to a 55-seat majority, given how recent polls show GOP candidates picking up momentum.
Scott is voicing a more confident view of the Nov. 8 midterm elections than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has predicted the battle for the Senate will be “really close either way” and that whatever party wins is likely to control a very narrow majority.
“It starts right here, we’re going to get 52 Republican senators, we have to win here,” Scott said at a get-out-to-vote event with Senate candidate Rep. Ted Budd (N.C.) at the Republican Black Community Center. “I think we can get 53, 54, 55.“
“The energy is on our side. People are fed up with the Biden agenda,” he declared to applause from a roomful of Republican activists and supporters.
Republicans would have to run the table of Senate races and knock off Democratic incumbents in five races while protecting their vulnerable seats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, and North Carolina in order to build a five-seat Senate majority next year.
The GOP believes the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents are Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada and Raphael Warnock in Georgia, followed by Sen. Mark Kelly in Arizona.
After that, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan is considered next-most vulnerable, followed by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is leading his Republican opponent by 6 points in a recent Marist poll.
Scott, however, thinks Washington Sen. Patty Murray (D) and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) might also be in trouble if the GOP wave is as big as he suspects it could be next month.
I wrote about the main reason Democrats are in big trouble in the upcoming elections, Female Democratic Voters Shifting To GOP Over Economic Concerns
In the deep blue state of New York, Economic concerns are the most important issue for voters as the midterm elections approach, even over social issues.
In addition, their “intense” disapproval of President Biden is giving Republicans an edge with independent voters in the upcoming election, according to recent polling from The New York Times.
While Democrats have tried to make abortion the focus of this election, inflation ranks as the number one concern for 59% of voters, according to a Fox News poll conducted in September.
In addition, Democrats got a shot of bad news this week when a New York Times-Siena College poll of 792 voters nationwide showed that independent women are moving away from Democrats compared to a month ago.
Self-identified women voters of no party affiliation now favor Republicans by 18 points, a big shift from September, when they favored Democrats by 14 points.
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