Things are not looking good for Republicans in Pennsylvania, according to a brand new poll that shows they are trailing their Democratic opponents, even as more and more American voters are overwhelmingly disappointed with and disapprove of President Joe Biden and his performance.
According to a report published by The Daily Wire, TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is the state’s GOP Senate nominee, currently has 37 percent of the vote, dragging behind Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. and Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman, who has 46 percent of the vote, according to data from a USA Today and Suffolk University poll.
“Despite expressing pessimism over their state’s economic prospects and dissatisfaction with President Biden’s job performance, Pennsylvania voters continue to support the Democratic candidate in a key race that could tip the balance of power in the US Senate,” Suffolk stated in the report.
“Oz narrowly prevailed over David McCormick, a former Bush administration official and hedge fund executive, after the latter conceded a recount. The two candidates finished within 1,000 votes of one another in the primary election. Fetterman decisively defeated Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) in his party’s race, despite suffering a stroke days before ballots were cast,” according to the Daily Wire.
In the state’s gubernatorial race, GOP State Sen. Doug Mastriano has fallen behind Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro with 40 percent and 44 percent of the vote respectively. The results revealed that 13 percent of those who responded to the survey were undecided.
This does not bode well, folks.
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Liberals are practically handing the midterm election over to Republicans with the absolutely disastrous Biden administration causing soaring gas prices and a massive hike in inflation. If these candidates cannot pull down victories in Pennsylvania, that could be a bad omen for what is to come in the 2024 election.
“The results are surprising given that Pennsylvanians simultaneously disapprove of President Biden by a 54% to 39% margin. More than half of the electorate says they “want their vote in November to change the direction in which Biden is leading the nation,” according to Suffolk,” the Daily Wire reported.
“Even with Democratic party registration dwindling in Pennsylvania, both Fetterman and Shapiro are adopting a more populist approach to midterm voters and winning independents,” Suffolk University Political Research Center Director David Paleologos commented on the results of the poll. “Voters say they are unhappy with the economy in Pennsylvania and President Biden’s job approval, yet these particular Democrats are threading the needle thus far.”
Given the fact that the folks in Pennsylvania are actually more pessimistic in their views on the economy right now, compared to how they felt in 2018, it’s surprising Republicans aren’t doing better.
The chunk of voters who have characterized the economic conditions our country is currently experiencing as “poor” has nearly quadrupled over the course of the last four years, going from 12 percent to a whopping 45 percent.
Guess how many people actually rated the economy as being “excellent” right now? One percent. Do you know what that means?
It means there are one percent of Pennsylvania residents who are on some really killer drugs or medication, because there’s no way a sober person could possibly look at the rate of inflation, which is around 8.6 percent, along with the national average of gas being $6 a gallon, and say, with a straight face, our economy is “excellent.”
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.8 percent. The national average for unemployment is 3.6 percent, according to data taken from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
A total of 48 percent of citizens in the state have described their standard of living as being worse, while 17 percent said it is better. This is a pretty sizable difference from 2018, when 31 percent said conditions were better, with 17 percent saying things were worse.
Again, Republicans have essentially had this handed to them. So why aren’t they performing better? Is there a problem with how they are expressing their platform? Are the issues they are running on disconnected from the concerns of the people they hope to represent in Congress?
Whatever the problem is, they need to figure it out fast.