Comment on this story
For about two months now, Democrats’ fortunes in the 2022 midterm elections have appeared to be improving. And as The Post’s Philip Bump has noted, the blue side has been buoyed largely despite President Biden’s poor political standing. Democrats are outperforming the fundamentals that say the president’s party usually loses substantial ground in a midterm, particularly when that president is unpopular.
And a key stat drives home how they’re doing it.
The Post’s Emily Guskin last week highlighted a recent Pew Research Center survey that showed voters who disapprove of Biden but do so “not so strongly” still favor Democrats in the 2022 midterms, by a 43 percent to 29 percent margin. In addition, Ronald Brownstein noted in CNN that an NBC News poll also showed those who “somewhat” disapprove of Biden were breaking about even between the two parties.
This is not normal, Brownstein emphasizes. Those who disapprove of the president even…
This article was written by Aaron Blake and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com