GOP internal poll shows President Biden, Dems on their heels

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GOP internal poll shows President Biden, Dems on their heels

Republican-funded polling shows the GOP gaining steam heading into 2022 as President Joe Biden’s support plummets in Democratic-leaning House districts.

Biden’s approval rating was underwater in four districts that he won by an average of 7 points in 2020, according to the poll, which was obtained by Politico.

On a generic ballot, registered voters in the districts were split between an unnamed Democrat and unnamed Republican with 39 percent apiece, according to the website.

The poll, conducted by The Coalition to Protect American Workers and N2 America, looked at three seats currently under Democratic control and a new district in Colorado created through redistricting: Colorado’s 8th District, Indiana’s 1st District, Oregon’s 5th District and Texas’ 28th District, Politico reported.

Those polled found Republicans more trusted on issues like handling taxes, jobs and the economy while a third of participants called inflation and the cost of living the most important issue, Politico reported. Some 52 percent opposed the Democratic-backed social spending bill, Build Back Better, which was on its way to a vote in Congress late Thursday. Another 41 percent said they supported it, the report said.

President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have significantly declined in other surveys such as the Quinnipiac University poll.
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The country is on the wrong track, 67 percent of respondents said, according to Politico – while only 27 percent said the country was on the right track.

None of the incumbents in the seat are on a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee list of the most vulnerable members of House, according to the report. They are Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas and Rep. Frank Mrvan Jr. of Indiana, the report said.

The poll is the latest in a series showing Democrats facing a bumpy road to hold onto control of Congress in next year’s midterm elections, and it follows strong Republican showings in New Jersey and Virginia state races earlier this month.

Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar
Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar’s seat in Texas is up for grabs in 2022.
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Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader
Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon voted for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure spending bill.
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“The environment is so toxic for them right now, and if things continue where they are, we are undoubtedly looking at a 1994 or a 2010,” Robert Blizzard, the pollster who handled the latest survey, told the publication.

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