Top Dem claims Dems will hold Congress in fall, contradicting Rasmussen poll

The U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night, April 28, 2021. (Video screenshot)
The U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night, April 28, 2021. (Video screenshot)

Perhaps reading from the same Democrat playbook that calls states’ election integrity plans “Jim Crow 2.0,” says the surging and problematic inflation in America “transitory,” and insists the Afghanistan pullout was a huge success, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says his party will hold the majority in Congress after the 2022 elections.

But that’s in contradiction to many polls, including the most recent from Rasmussen, which confirmed that “the 2022 midterm elections are now 294 days away, and Republicans maintain a strong lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.”

The Washington Examiner reported Hoyer claimed this week, “I think we’re going to hold the majority. I know that is contrary to what some people think.”

His comments came even as the 28th Democratic incumbent decided to walk away from Congress.

Hoyer claimed Democrats will run on passing a strong agenda, including the stalled social welfare and green energy legislation known as Build Back Better. Also failed agenda items to date include the Democrats attempt to take over all elections.

Rasmussen found that if the elections were held today, 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, only 39% would vote for the Democrat.

The report continued, “In January 2018, before voters handed Democrats their first House majority in eight years, Democrats held an eight-point advantage (45% to 37%) in the generic ballot question. That margin narrowed as the November 2018 midterms neared, and was a statistical dead heat – Republicans 46%, Democrats 45% – in the final poll before Democrats won a slim House majority while Republicans gained Senate seats to maintain control of that chamber.”

The survey of 2,500 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on January 9-13, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Rasmussen said the 9-point edge for Republicans is larger than the Democrats’ “at any time during the 2018 midterm campaign.”

A key factor is that among independents, 43% would vote Republican and 28% Democrat.

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