Despite Democrats outspending Republicans in swing states, Senate Republicans continue to gain ground.
Due to the amount of contested districts requiring money to protect, the 2022 campaign season promised to be a difficult year for the Republican Party to regain the Senate. Only 14 Democratic-held seats are up for reelection, while 21 Republican-held seats are.
As a result, third-quarter Senate fundraising figures reveal Republicans are being outspent, as expected. According to CBS News’ Sarah Ewall-Wice, Republican candidates in eight battleground states have invested less and have less funds to spend. Republicans have been outraised by $81 million in total, including $14 million in Georgia, 18 million in Arizona, $5 million in Pennsylvania, $8 million in Wisconsin, $9 million in Nevada, $8 million in North Carolina, $10 million in Ohio, and $9 million in New Hampshire.
Nonetheless, Republicans continue to surpass forecasts as the midterm election campaign enters its final weeks. Republicans are almost tied or ahead in AZ, Pennsylvania, Nevada, WI, North Carolina, Ohio, and GA, according to recent polling. Dems. seem to have a modest lead in New Hampshire, but the Republican red tsunami could overtake them.
Democrats must win North Carolina, OH, Florida, Wisconsin, and PA, or stop Republicans from capturing any of the five seats now held by Democrats: GA, New Hampshire, Nevada, AZ, or Washington State.
Republicans seem to be doing well in close elections because voters’ top concern has remained inflation. Biden’s inflation-plagued economy is the top concern in all eight battleground states: Nevada, GA, Wisconsin, OH, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and AZ.
Rising prices have had a significant influence on Americans. According to Heritage Foundation research, President Joe Biden’s surging inflation has cost American families $6,000 in annual spending power. This loss is an increase of $1,800 over Sept. when American families lost $4,200 in yearly consumer spending under Biden.
According to recent polling, 67 percentage of voters in Senate battleground areas are unsatisfied with the country’s direction after Democrats controlled the administrative state, legislative branch, and executive branch of the federal govt. for over two years. Only 23% of respondents in Senate key battleground states believe the country is heading in the right direction.
With less than a month until the midterm elections, Biden attempted to assist Democrats hold the Senate by requesting that the Saudis refrain from cutting oil production, which might deepen his assault on American energy and boost inflation. The Saudis refused, and oil prices began to increase once more, driving inflation.
The Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) climbed 8.2 percent in Sept. compared to the previous year. Prices are up 0.4 percent from a month earlier, which is more than double what analysts predicted.