Republicans seem confident of winning the midterm elections scheduled for Tuesday. They pledged during Electoral ralliesOn Sunday evening, he sent an “alert” to President Joe Biden, hinting that they were close to regaining Congress.
In contrast, Democrats still insist they are doing well.
Both parties have used Biden and former President Donald Trump to rally supporters and voters to the polls in Tuesday’s elections, which the incumbent sees as a “decisive” moment for American democracy.
After the rallies organized by the two parties, on Saturday, in Pennsylvania, Biden visited New York, and Trump visited Miami yesterday.
But although both sides expect to win, the numbers have a different opinion.
Recent polls have shown Democrats on the defensive, particularly as they struggled to convince voters about the day-to-day concerns central to this election, and there is no evidence that Biden’s warnings about the threat to democracy ever turned the tables in their favour.
On the other hand, polls showed that Republicans are ahead in the race for the House of Representatives, and are gaining momentum in major confrontations over Senate seats, as voters seek to shake off frustration with the highest inflation in four decades and increasing illegal immigration.
In the context, the head of the Republican National Committee confirmed that the Republicans have “good momentum” that will enable them to regain control of the Senate and the House of Representatives, which, if it happens, will hinder Biden’s work during the second half of his term.
Senator Rick Scott, chairman of the Republican Senate National Committee, spoke of an expected “great night” in the House and Senate.
His fellow Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia told ABC News’ This Week that his camp is now “one who provides reasonable solutions” to pressing issues such as high inflation and crime. “It would be a wake-up call for President Biden,” he added.
While Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney saw that his party would retain the majority,” noting that Biden had been unfairly blamed on inflation while taking little credit for successes such as job growth, according to AFP.
Trump speaking from Miami yesterday, with a large picture of Biden next to him (Reuters)
It is noteworthy that the midterm elections in the United States are usually considered a referendum on the president of the country, whose party tends to lose seats in Congress, especially if his support rate, as is the case with Biden today, is less than 50%.
It also gives an indication of the approval of the president’s voters and others as well on the option to continue the policies he adopted, whether internally or externally, or to punish him through the ballot boxes.
There is no doubt that the answer will come in the coming days, after the votes of the Americans who will participate tomorrow in the elections to renew all the House of Representatives seats, and more than a third of the Senate seats, in addition to about thirty state governors out of 50.