In the new NBC News Poll, the Democrats beat Republicans by one point. With little more than two weeks until the November elections, the generic congressional ballot may be indicating the GOP’s campaign of fear is losing momentum compared to the Democrats’ campaign of hope and substantial accomplishments.
The poll indicated that 47 percent of voters in the United States would vote for a Democratic majority in Congress while 46 percent wanted a Republican majority. In addition, the poll indicated how very narrow the race has been. However, the new poll moves the Democrats more than a few points higher.
A recent Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll showed Republicans far ahead of the Democrats, 53 percent to 47 percent respectively. A number of other polls had similar results.
Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Representative Sean Maloney (D-NY) appeared on ABC’s Sunday show This Week and addressed those fear tactics:
‘We’ve got a record of progress, and we’re doing a lot better than people thought we would. And we are in a very competitive election. We know it’s going to be a challenge.’
And the representative told co-anchor Jonathan Karl that Americans have been “writing us off for two years.” All this in spite of the Democrats’ many accomplishments. Those included gun control legislation to counteract crime, more healthcare for veterans, and the Inflation Reduction Act to reduce voters’ concerns about inflation and jobs.
The Republicans have been using inflation, the economy, and crime to frighten Americans. While it is true that inflation has made Americans’ lives more difficult, the GOP fear-mongering has not provided any solutions to the problems people face. Drumming up people’s fears has driven an increase in Republican voters after the Democrats rode the blue wave following the Supreme Court ( SCOTUS) overturning Roe.
The Speaker also appeared on MSNBC’s Sunday morning show with host Jonathan Capehart and said that she believed Democrats would keep the House. On Pelosi’s House Newsroom Page, she said:
‘The contrast is crystal clear: while Republicans are beholden to special interests, Democrats have taken them on — and triumphed — on behalf of America’s working families. And we will continue our laser-focused fight to lower the cost of living, because Democrats put People Over Politics: lower costs, better-paying jobs and safer communities.’
In Then, in her tweet, Pelosi added:
‘We know more must be done to lower the cost of living for America’s working families. We will continue our fight to put #PeopleOverPolitics — with lower costs, better-paying jobs & safer communities.’
The NBC News Poll interviewed 1,000 random registered voters from October 14 to October 18 inclusive. The poll’s margin of error was +/-3.10 percentage points.
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