Democrat political consultant Doug Schoen argued in an op-ed for The Hill on Sunday that his party could face “historic” losses in November if conditions didn’t “miraculously” change before then.
Shoen was doubtful that Democrats could shake negative polls showing the public’s perception of President Joe Biden and the Democrat party has grown much more negative since Biden took office.
He said that “economic pessimism” was responsible for the downturn, particularly about the way record high gas prices and rapidly increasing food prices were impacting people’s budgets and pocketbooks.
Shoen didn’t think Democrats’ efforts to turn voters’ attention to gun control and abortion rights would succeed by November–traditionally, pocketbook issues take precedence over others.
He pointed to the recall of Chesa Boudin in California as evidence that rising crime rates were overshadowing gun control as a need, and said the midterm losses would be among the “most considerable” in history.
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