With Biden’s approval ratings below those of Trump’s at this point in his presidency, and with nose-bleed inflation in an upward trend, Republicans smell blood. 34 Senate seats and all 435 House seats are up for election on November 8, 2022, and there’s a general consensus the GOP will win back the majority. Straight Arrow News contributor Newt Gingrich believes Democrats are in for a very rough ride in the fall midterms:
A continuing increase in the inflation rate is really bad news for the American people. And it’s bad news for President Biden and the Democrats.
I encountered it personally, when Calista came home last Saturday and told me that she just filled up her car, and it was $104.50. She was in a state of shock. Then I went out and pulled out my own truck. And it was $104.30. But I wasn’t quite as shocked, because I already knew what she’d paid. But think about that.
One woman said recently that she couldn’t find infant formula. She went to five or six stores, and she couldn’t afford to pay for the gasoline to have to go to five or six stores.
So it’s like a double whammy.
And this is happening and food is happening. And electricity is happening and gasoline again and again, the American people are getting hit, building back better turned into building back poor.
And that’s going to be a huge problem for the Democrats this fall.
I think by contrast, if you happen to notice the January 6 committee’s primetime hearing, people are not going to be moved to vote by politicians talking on a script in a closed congressional room, unless they’re talking about how to stop inflation, how to keep the economy growing, how to help the American people in practical ways.
This is a very important turning point this summer. It’s going to be, I think, very challenging economically. And I think all of that is going to be an enormous burden for the Democrats to carry into the fall campaign.