The latest polling for both Colorado and Virginia show Republicans have more reason for optimism. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eli Bremer released internal polling data to Colorado Politics showing Colorado voters are not happy with is opponent or President Joe Biden.
Bremer’s data showed him only slightly trailing the Democratic incumbent, meaning he has gained on his opponent as Democrats have lost serious popularity with voters in recent months.
President Joe Biden has experienced similar drops in popularity nationwide. A recent poll found former President Donald Trump is now more popular than Biden.
Meanwhile, recent polling of the gubernatorial race in Virginia reports that the Republican challenger has a slight lead. The University of Mary Washington released poll data showing that Republican Glenn Youngkin is beating Gov. Terry McAuliffe, 48% to 43%.
“Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin remain locked in a tight contest for governor of Virginia, a University of Mary Washington statewide survey shows,” the Univeristy said. “The poll, conducted by Research America Inc. Sept. 7-13, included 1,000 Virginia adults. Of those, 885 were registered voters and 528 were likely voters. Among likely voters, 48 percent favored Youngkin and 43 percent backed McAuliffe. Liberation Party candidate Princess Blanding received the support of 2 percent of likely voters, with others undecided.”
That poll is a major shift in the race, where the incumbent Democrat has so far been seen as the frontrunner.
A different poll in Virginia reported that 51% of voters disapprove of Biden’s job performance.
Part of the political difficulty comes from rising crime rates, which Republicans place squarely at the feet of Democrats for their anti-police rhetoric and moves to defund police around the country.
“Democrats across the country defunded the police and caused a massive spike in violent crime,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Spokesman Mike Berg. “Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress still support this radical policy.”