John Anzalone, President Joe Biden’s top pollster, just warned the Democrats that they might be in trouble heading into the 2022 midterm elections, the Daily Caller reports.
Anzalone issued the warning in a new interview with Politico.
There, he said that the thing that the Democrats are “missing right now is that voters are very much in ‘What have you done for me lately?'”
“They always are,” Anzalone added. “And, they don’t feel Democrats can get their s*** together and get things done.”
It’s not over
Despite having said this, Anzalone went on to make it clear that he believes that the Democrats can still get things together before the midterms. The key, he implied, is the Democrats’ messaging.
So, if we’re able to do something — a skinny BBB [Build Back Better] or whatever — on health insurance costs, prescription drug costs, elderly care, childcare, that’s a big deal because it will give Democrats a competitive advantage on what they’re doing for working families. And, it’ll cut through the inflation narrative, the Ukraine narrative, the Afghan narrative, the border narrative, et cetera. Right now, we don’t see that and we don’t have that.
Anzalone, though, added, “No one’s going to sit there as a Democratic consultant and try to bull**** you that this is anything but a really sour environment for Democrats.”
Republicans are looking to take back Congress in the upcoming elections. To do so, they need to net five seats in the House and one seat in the Senate.
All signs would seem to point to Republicans at least taking the House. These signs include polls as well as historical precedent, which has seen the party opposite the president’s making big gains in the midterms for decades now.
Experts are predicting that the Republicans could pick up as many as 35 House seats, which would give the party the largest majority in almost a century.
The problem for the Democrats is that they are having a hard time trying to find something positive to run on. Polls have consistently shown that Americans are not happy with Biden and the Democrats’ handling of the U.S. economy, southern border immigration, the Ukraine-Russian conflict, and many more of the so-called narratives that Anazlone referred to.
It certainly appears to be desperation time for the Democrats, and, it’s likely that, over the next several months, they are going to try to pull out all of the stops to have a chance in the midterms.