One year out from the 2022 midterms, and Republicans are way ahead in the polls.
If the midterm elections were held today, 51 percent of registered voters say they would support the Republican in their district. 41 percent would support the Democrat. That's the biggest GOP lead in an ABC News/Washington Post poll dating back 40 years. SMU political science professor Cal Jillson says the reason why is President Biden.
“There’s a lot of dissatisfaction with Biden, and his inability to sell his own program,” Jillson said. “And his demeanor, his feel. He’s not dynamic. So, I think there is this dissatisfaction with the Democrats.”
The other key factor is the economy.
“People feel those rising prices much more than they do their wage increases,” Jillson explained. “Even though wages are going up, prices are going up faster. So, people are uncertain about that, and they blame the administration.”
However, It's not all rosy for Republicans. A majority of Americans say both political parties are out of touch with the concerns of ordinary citizens.