A newly released poll revealed that the pivotal independent vote is now heavily in favor of Republicans. With the days winding down until the Nov. 8 midterm elections, respondents showed a seismic shift towards the GOP.
The results from the CBS/YouGov survey from October 26 to 28 show that independent voters choose generic congressional Republican candidates over the Democratic alternative by 49% to 33%.
This stands in stark contrast to data from two weeks earlier, which had Democrats favored over Republicans by 40% to 38%. It also confirms most predictions that the GOP is in for a massive victory in the off-year election.
The total shows a massive 18-point swing among independents over just two weeks. It surveyed 1,000 people and had a 3.5% margin of error.
Results indicated that the American public is voting with its priorities in mind, and over and over again those are shown to be the economy and inflation. Polling data repeatedly confirms that voters trust Republicans over Democrats to handle these top issues.
Even Democratic-supporting media outlets are all but conceding that economic issues will cost Democrats dearly in coming days.
Polls conducted by CBS news and YouGov indicate that the Republicans control the House of Representatives with 228 seats, compared to 207 seats for the Democrats, while ruling the Congress requires 218 seats.
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Meanwhile, Democrats continue to flood the airwaves with messaging touting their support for abortion. This despite October’s New York Times/Siena poll showing only 5% of voters ranking the issue as their number one concern.
Another recent survey by Rasmussen discovered the GOP holds a seven-point cushion over Democrats, 49% to 42%, on a generic congressional ballot among all voters.
With the midterm elections just days away, there is more good news for Republicans. The Cook Political Report finds that the party should gain anywhere from 12 to 25 House seats in November.
The GOP needs only a net gain of five to hold the House majority.
The party in control of the White House historically loses congressional seats. The American Presidency Project reports that in the 22 midterm election cycles from 1934 to 2018, the party of the current administration averaged shedding 28 House seats and four Senate seats.