The link between a president’s approval rating and the success of his party in the midterms cannot be overlooked. Joe Biden has had the worst poll numbers of his presidency, with a new Times/Siena poll finding that just 33% of respondents approved of him and only 13% thought the country was on the right track.
In order to shift the conversation, Democrats have attempted to refocus it on guns and abortion, but this has been ineffective because they are not issues that impact most Americans in their daily lives. The inflation and economy continue to be at the top of everyone’s lists.
In a nutshell, the Democrats are in a poor situation. As a result, they will need to employ some strategy to alter the outcome of the election beyond simply putting forward good policy, and if you listen carefully, you’ll hear what they’re up to.
Biden HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra says there's a "strong chance that we'll see a resurgence of the virus" later this year.
Biden campaigned on a promise to "shut down" the virus, but it was all a lie. pic.twitter.com/mmPIfZaht6
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 11, 2022
What evidence do we have that there will be a large, deadly COVID increase in the winter? There is not much besides the fact that we know that Covid is presently seasonal. However, because of a mix of milder variants and widespread immunity (both vaccine-induced and natural), the virus is proving to be far less harmful than in previous years.
The administration has nonetheless sounded the alarm, going as far as to re-establish the state of emergency.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, for the past few months, has been a ghost. On Tuesday, he resurfaced to inform Americans that we cannot simply “move on” from this epidemic.
If you’ve made it this far, you probably understand where I’m heading. Democrats employed the fear of COVID as a pretext to advance election law changes in a number of states before the 2020 election. Pennsylvania was one such swing state. Unsecured drop boxes were set up around major cities, and mail-in balloting became widespread. Things like “drive-thru voting” and late ballot extensions also became popular, as well as methods that allowed people to cast their votes long after the actual election date.
That was all it took for a free-for-all chaotic election with few limits, and that’s precisely what Dems want to see again in Nov. The debate over fraud is something you can set aside. The fact remains that Democrats benefit from ballot harvesting and mass mail-in voting. There is a reason why they had wanted to federalize those methods while eliminating election security measures like voter ID.