Democrats Internal Polling Shows Them Down 7 Points in the Congressional Midterms

While Republicans were the main focus of Tuesday night’s primary election, Democrats quickly gained attention Wednesday morning as a new poll by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee indicates a significant loss for them in November.

Punchbowl News reported that in a generic Republican versus generic Democrat election, Republicans lead Democrats by 47 to 39. This is an eight percent difference. These terrible numbers are only the tip of the bad news, Punchbowl News reported. The DCCC Chair, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is currently fighting against an incumbent in a primary due to New York’s likely congressional map. This puts the party in a difficult spot. There could be more infighting if Democrats feel their chair is distracted or counterproductive.

“There is a lot of talk in the Dem ranks about Maloney’s ability to continue as DCCC Chairman. “A LOT of anger and frustration at Maloney,” Punchbowl’s Jake Sherman tweeted.

“We’ll see how it all turns out. A new map will be released Friday. The idea that Maloney doesn’t have an “a primary” — as pushed by his circle — isn’t a straight face. He continued, “He has gotten into the district that 75% of his colleague represents.”

This disarray and public vulnerability gave the National Republican Congressional Committee a chance to gloat.

“Yikes,” tweeted the NRCC with screenshots of headlines related to the news.

Their desperation can best explain infighting and internal polling. It’s easy to blame Americans for the problems they see in their lives since Democrats control the Senate and House of Representatives. Voters have many reasons to fire their representatives, whether they are angry about inflation, baby formula shortages, or Afghanistan withdrawal. While Democrats may throw whatever insults at their opponents, it won’t change America’s perception of Washington.