By Bryan Jung
Independents are 20 percent more concerned about the U.S. economy and gas prices in October than they were last month, according to a public tracking poll taken by Navigator, a liberal survey group.
The polling group reported other signs of a possible “red wave” for the midterm elections on Nov. 8.
This is an ominous warning for the Democrats and a serious concern for the Biden administration, which is anxious about losing control of Congress.
The Navigator survey took responses from 1,000 registered voters nationwide over a five-day period, Oct. 6–10.
Only 19 percent of respondents said they had a positive outlook on the economy, compared to 79 percent who said they had an unfavorable view. Out of that total, only 6 percent of Republicans and 12 percent of independents has good feelings about the current state of the economy.
About 64 percent believe that the economy is “getting worse,” 19 percent say there has been no change, while only 13 percent said it’s “getting better.”
The price of groceries and gas were considered to be the top concerns among voters regarding rising prices, with 80 percent mentioning it in the survey.
At least 78 percent of respondents complained that grocery prices have gone up “significantly.”
Democrats Fear Losses Among Independents and Moderates
The Washington Post and Politico report that many Democratic strategists are attempting to keep Democrat voters, donors, and volunteers “from losing their nerve,” as the Republicans surge in the polls.
“The election is so close that we are just past the point of national polling having the ability to tell us where we are. It is going to go race by race at this point,” Simon Rosenberg, a Democratic veteran strategist who works with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told The Washington Post.
“The big remaining question is whether the Democratic overperformance of public polls in recent elections carries on to current voting.”
Democratic pollster Molly Murphy told Politico that signs do not look good for the Democrats, but she still believes that they will to do better than expected.
“I don’t think anyone is bullish that Democrats will have a great night, but the question should be how bad it could have been,” said Murphy.
Blue states like New York, Rhode Island, Oregon, and Washington are hemorrhaging voters to Republicans in House, Senate, and gubernatorial races, according Democrat pollsters, reported The Washington Post.
The survey revealed that in addition to the economy and inflation, voters in those four states are also greatly disturbed by rising crime rates.
Crime “is the issue,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a longtime Democrat strategist based in New York, to Politico, explaining that Democrat policies on defunding the police and failed bail reform efforts have hurt them among moderate voters.
According to Sheinkopf, rising crime rates in New York “is part of a cluster of issues called ‘chaos and disorder,’” such as inflation, supply-chain shortages, and economic uncertainty.
“For the people who are the most alienated from this political system, they’re less concerned about abortion than chaos and things being out of control,” he said.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the Democrats were losing the support of young and working-class voters in the midterm elections because of the economy and higher prices.
“I am worried about the level of voter turnout among young people and working people who will be voting Democratic,” said Sanders.
“And I think, again, what Democrats have got to do is contrast their economic plan with the Republicans.”
Affiliate News Feeds
- Washington Examiner
- The Federalist
- The Epoch Times
- The Guardian
- The Gateway Pundit
- Judicial Watch
By Naveen Athrappully NASA announced on Tuesday that it intends to cancel the development of its GeoCarb mission, which was proposed to be a low-cost satellite aimed at monitoring greenhouse gas… [...]
By Bryan Jung The rate of job cuts in the United States soared 127 percent in November, amid a wave of layoffs in the tech industry. The American employers announced 76,835 cuts… [...]
By Jennifer Margulis and Joe Wang What medicine should you take? How should you treat any given illness? What preventative measures are most effective for you? Which vaccines do you need? These… [...]
A former professor at the University of California San Diego said she gave all of her students "A" grades and no homework in a recently unearthed video. [...]
A key Senate vote over whether to provide paid sick leave for rail workers is highlighting a divide within the GOP, a party that has increasingly tried to position itself… [...]
Transmission infrastructure will need to double or triple to accommodate the growth. [...]
Anyone still wearing a face mask to protect himself from Covid probably has no intention of ever shedding it now. [...]
Anyone who actually watched 'Wednesday' can see that the 'racism' accusations are ridiculous and performative. [...]
Chuck DeVore's historical fiction book 'Crisis of the House Never United: A Novel of Early America' demonstrates not only why procedure and patience matter, but also the genius of the… [...]
The head of the largest oil and natural gas trade association warned that failure to replenish the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) could trigger another oil crisis in the coming… [...]
This episode will premiere on Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET. In this episode of Kash’s Corner, we discuss the impending release of the Jan. 6 committee’s final report.… [...]
New York’s quest to replace the troubled Rikers Island jail complex with smaller facilities across the five boroughs could lead to either hazardous overcrowding or the release of dangerous detainees,… [...]
Health Security Agency issues rare alert over rise in cases, urging people to seek immediate medical help if they see symptomsQ&A: what are the symptoms and how can strep A… [...]
Exclusive: Labour says ministers have been told repeatedly that people with prepayment meters are not getting enough supportCase studies: ‘I can’t afford to heat my son’s room’Up to half a… [...]
Joe Biden’s gender fluid “pup handler” DOE employee Sam Brinton was charged with felony theft for stealing a woman’s luggage last month at MSP airport in Minnesota. According to Alpha… [...]
By Wayne Allyn Root Let me start with a disclaimer. I’m a Jew. Not just any Jew. Ancestery.com tested my DNA and reported I’m 99.9% Eastern European Jewish ancestry. That’s… [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin in advance of the holidays. The United States remains in a heightened threat environment. Lone offenders and… [...]
From Fox News: The Secret Service will not say why they changed their position regarding a government watchdog’s records request into Hunter Biden’s gun investigation records. Government watchdog Judicial Watch… [...]
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the United States Secret Service has repeatedly changed its position about whether it is in possession of records related to the investigation… [...]
The Biden administration is giving a nonprofit partially funded by leftwing billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) $12 million to strengthen labor rights and empower workers in three Latin… [...]