The midterm elections are still more than a year away, but the latest polling shows Democrats have ground to make up if they hope to hold the House and Senate in 2022.
The most recent CNN poll found Republicans and Democrats are locked in near tie if Congressional elections were held today, jeopardizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s majority after Democrats took both chambers of Congress in 2022.
The key question from the poll was: “If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party’s candidate would you vote for in your Congressional district?”
The survey found that 45% chose Democrats and 44% picked Republicans, but those numbers a sharp drop from previous CNN polling, which showed a large lead for Democrats.
This poll comes right after another recent poll from last week that reported Democrats’ favorability dropped in light of the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
The Economist/YouGov poll showed last week that Biden’s approval dipped to an all-time low since he took office, with 39% of Americans approving of his job performance and 49% disapproving of his performance.
“The drop in Biden’s approval rating is most severe among Democrats,” the poll reports. “Around nine in ten of them had approved of Biden’s performance for nearly all of his first year in office. This week, Biden’s approval rating among Democrats dropped nine points to 77% from 86% last week.”