Democrats just got even more bad news. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report is projecting Republicans to overwhelmingly take back majorities in next year’s midterms elections.
The Hill reports:
The new batch of ratings from the nonpartisan election handicapper shows Democrats defending eight so-called toss-up districts across seven states. By comparison, Republicans are defending six toss-up seats in four states at this point.
At the same time, three Democratic-held districts — Arizona’s 6th, New Jersey’s 7th and Texas’s 15th — have landed in The Cook Political Report’s “lean Republican” column. Two more — Arizona’s 2nd District and Michigan’s 10th District — are in the “likely Republican” column.
Only one Republican-held district, Illinois’s 13th, currently leans toward Democrats, according to the latest ratings.
The Cook Political Report is issuing the ratings on a rolling basis given ongoing redistricting efforts across the country that will further reshape the nation’s political lines in the coming months.
Multiple political pollsters have also begun noting the likelihood that Republicans will take back the House next year. Democrats inability to uphold Biden’s campaign promises, record inflation, and rising crime have brought on an onslaught of criticisms against the Democrat Party.