The more Democrats learn about their recent collapse in the Virginia governor race, the more scared they get about the 2022 midterms.
According to Politico, one Democrat strategist went as far as to say “It’s too late, we’re f**ked”.
Politico’s report details why the numbers they’re analyzing are “worse than they expected”:
“What they discovered, largely through focus groups and polling, was even worse than expected. The problems cut far deeper than the failings of their gubernatorial nominee, Terry McAuliffe, or President Joe Biden’s flagging approval ratings. Rather, the Democratic Party’s entire brand was a wreck,” Politico wrote after obtaining a report by a polling group called Third Way.
According to Third Way, “voters couldn’t name anything that Democrats had done, except a few who said we passed the infrastructure bill.”
“It’s not great news,” said Third Way’s Matt Bennett. “Any report that starts out, ‘Our weak national brand left us vulnerable’ is not great news,” he added.
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After the House passed their massive social spending package on Friday, one Democratic strategist who advises major donors even said, “Too late. We’re f—ed.”
The Third Way report added the following:
“Voters believe the economy is bad, and no amount of stats can change their mind (at least in the short term). Jobs numbers, wage numbers, and the number of people we’ve put back to work don’t move them. We should still talk about these (more the wage and back-to-work numbers), but we should realize that they will have limited impact when people are seeing help wanted signs all over main street, restaurant sections closed for lack of workers, rising prices, and supply disruptions. Even where things are getting better, Biden doesn’t get credit.”
So despite Biden reassuring the American people that “all is fine” and that the economy is “doing great”, voters aren’t buying it.
With every day that passes, the 2022 midterms appear to be a disaster waiting to happen for the Democrat part.