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Republicans are “the clear favorites” to retake control of the House and perhaps even the Senate in November’s midterm elections.
There’s also a major trend nationally of Democrats flipping to Republicans just months before the midterms.
Erica Ingram — a lifelong Democrat, whose 24-year-old son was shot and killed in front of their Cleveland home in 2019 — said she is strongly leaning toward voting for Republicans this election cycle.
During a segment for NBC News, Ingram spoke highly of Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance, saying he best reflects her views about the current state of affairs.
“I can see him having compassion as to where the Democrats don’t have no compassion,” she said. “They’re, like, weak. They don’t fight hard enough as to where the Republicans get up there and they pull out all stops.”
“She believes Democrats are not taking spikes in crimes here, and across the country, seriously enough,” the NBC News reporter says in the video.
NBC: After her son was murdered in Cleveland, this lifelong Democrat has decided to vote Republican for the first time.
"She believes Democrats are not taking spikes in crimes here, and across the country, seriously enough." pic.twitter.com/ULvstQ8c1Y
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 11, 2022
In fact, Democrats continue to move so far to the Left that a new report reveals that many are switching parties and joining the GOP.
Over the past year, a new report found that more than 1.7 million voters have left the Democratic Party to join the GOP.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also facing serious political headwinds heading into November’s midterm elections. A whopping 32 Democrats have announced they will not seek re-election. The Senate will also be in place in the fall.
The switch in party affiliations came over the course of the past 12 months, as policies enacted by President Joe Biden and spending bills passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress have been roundly blamed for rampant inflation that has seen record-high average gas and diesel fuel prices, rising food and rent costs, and an enduring supply chain crisis as well as a chaotic, porous southwestern border.
Interestingly, Republicans are gaining a lot of ground in the suburbs of both large and medium-sized cities, “where voters who supported President Biden in 2020 are struggling with inflation and growing increasingly critical of Democratic social issues,” Fox News reported, citing data compiled by The Associated Press.
The outlet adds:
While not the final nail in the coffin for Democrats, the voter trend is yet another indicator that Republicans stand to make large gains in Congress and state governments across the country in November.
Biden’s administration has scrambled to address skyrocketing gas prices, as well as inflation that sits at a 40-year high and shows no signs of slowing down.
Members of Biden’s own party have criticized the White House response to the economic crises, saying he is being too passive.
“I support the president’s efforts, but we need a bolder vision and faster action,” Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times earlier in June.
“To meet the moment, Mr. Biden should convene an emergency task force empowered to lower prices and address shortages. We need an all-out mobilization, not just a few ad hoc initiatives reacting to headlines,” he added.
There are other signs that Democrats are looking at a blowout come November.
Fifty-five members of Congress are not running for re-election this year, which breaks down to 6 U.S. Senators and 49 House lawmakers.
Of those 49 House lawmakers who will not run for re-election, 32 of them are Democrats.