Slowly but surely, the Red Wave is picking up momentum as the nation heads into the 2022 midterms now just 134 days away, and the Republicans have an eight-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.
If the elections for Congress were held today, 48% of likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 40% would vote for the Democrat, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and an online survey. Just three percent (3%) would vote for some other candidate, but another eight percent (8%) are not sure.
In just the last week alone, the Republican lead alone has increased by 3 points when they led 46%-41%. The GOP has been in the lead for the Generic Congressional Ballot all year.
The Republican lead primarily stems from a 15-point advantage among independents. While 90% of Republican voters say they would vote for their own party’s congressional candidate, only 83% of Democrats would vote for the Democratic candidate. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 45% would vote Republican and 30% would vote Democrat, while eight percent (8%) would vote for some other candidate and 17% are undecided.
Regarding the demographic breakdown of voters, fifty-four percent (54%) of whites, 20% of Black voters, and 45% of other minorities said they would vote Republican if the election were held today. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Black voters, 35% of whites, and 40% of other minorities would vote Democrat.
The gap between genders has also widened as well, with men (54%) now 12 points more likely than women voters (42%) to prefer Republican congressional candidates. The gap was eight points last week.
Voters under 40 favor Democrats by a margin of 49% to 37%, but 51% of voters ages 40-64 and 57% of those 65 and older would vote Republican if the election were held today.
With rising gas prices, 40-year inflation highs, and a raging border crisis, voters are frustrated with Biden and are clearly abandoning ship in record numbers.
More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year according to voter registration data analyzed by the Associated Press, a clear sign that a red wave is imminent. Republican voters who turned their backs on Donald Trump, primarily in suburban areas are now returning to the GOP, the Associated Press reported.