In the midterms of 2018, Republicans faced some setbacks when it came to independent voters. These voters have a big role to play in the political landscape and their dissatisfaction was clear during the midterms.
A new survey by the John Zogby Strategies poll found that nearly half of all independents want the Republicans to win back Congress in 2022. It also found that the majority of independents believed that the economy was better than it actually is. The survey reported a sampling error of plus or minus 3.6 percent.
An accompanying report by the Pew Research Center found that only 23 percent of all voters thought that the country was on the right track. They were more likely to say that the country was in worse shape than that the president was doing a good job.
Several high-profile Trump-endorsed candidates stumbled in key races in the 2022 midterms. While the results did not prove that the president is a dud, they do raise questions about his party’s ability to govern.
Meanwhile, the “Commitment to America” campaign, which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy launched in September, was a repackaged version of the same old message. But it did have a couple of buzzwords.
One of them was the “Tyler Kistner-Angie Craig closing ad,” which featured grainy black-and-white images of Joe Biden. The ad claimed that life in America is dangerous because of Democratic alliances. And it omitted the most important message, which was that the Democrat and Republican parties are working together to solve America’s problems.