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Republican lost the House in 2018 due to reactions to Donald Trump and the overhanging Mueller Russia investigation. In 2020 Republicans lost the Presidency to Joe Biden in a hotly disputed election result fraught with voter fraud allegations. After a runoff of 2 seats in Georgia in January, 2021, Republicans lost the Senate (50-50). With the Presidency and both houses of Congress now lost, concerns over the integrity of our elections, and Democrats threatening to change election laws, abolish the Electoral College and pack the Supreme Court, Republicans fear for the future of the country that they will never win another election. The previous decade, Republicans won the House in 2010 mid-term election, retaining the House in 2012 and claiming the Senate in the 2014 mid-terms. The Republicans continued their climb back to power in 2016 by retaining the House and Senate and adding the Presidency as Donald Trump won a resounding electoral college victory claiming 30 states. Though he lost the popular vote, President Trump moved into 2017 with a populist victory, a conservative agenda and control of the Congress to roll back President Obama's liberal policies.

What affect will all this have?

8/23/22
from The Gray Area:
8/23/22; updated 8/24/22:
The 2022 mid-terms have been viewed for a year now as a landslide for Republicans. According to The Hill, An NBC News poll revealed just 21 percent of voters feel the nation is headed in the right direction, while 74 percent think the opposite. Over half of respondents, or 58 percent, said they feel “more worried that America’s best years may already be behind us,” while 35 percent feel more confident the best years are still ahead. About a third of respondents, or 34 percent, said they think the state of the nation will worsen over the next five years. Just two percent more, or 36 percent, said they think things will get better in that same time period, and 21 percent said they think things will stay the same. Biden’s approval rating in this poll ticked up to 42 percent, and 48 percent of voters reported having “somewhat negative” or “very negative” feelings toward the president. The approval rating is steady since a similar NBC News poll was conducted in May, though Biden’s disapproval rating has climbed one point, from 54 to 55 percent. But, does this still tell the whole election story in 2022? The New York Times says, Republicans Begin Adjusting to a Fierce Abortion Backlash. The Washington Post says, in Upstate N.Y., and other places like Kansas, Nebraska, & Minnesota, Democrats test running on abortion post Roe v Wade to stop GOP wave. But, WaPo also states, as Biden turns toward midterms, he may not be the top surrogate. Will it be another referendum on Donald Trump? WaPo further states, Trump’s dominance in GOP comes into focus, worrying some in the party. MSNBC historian pleads with audience: 'Vote as if your life depends on it – because it might’. What about the Jan 6th committee? What about the FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago? What about the new Inflation Reduction Act passing Congress providing some help for the Biden agenda? What if inflation actually starts to turn around? What if the stock market improves? What about the Pelosi's trip to Taiwan? Does it shore up foreign policy failures like Afghanistan, Iran, Russia & North Korea? What about election bribes like college debt forgiveness? 8/24 = Done! Biden to Cancel $10,000 in Student Loan Debt for Borrowers Earning Less Than $125,000. The NY Times quotes Representative Tony Cárdenas, a California Democrat, who met with the White House to advocate debt cancellation, said even the limited relief could be the galvanizing factor Mr. Biden’s party needs before the midterms in November. How and what will the media spin and hype to impact November? Rebranding Biden doesn't seem to be working. What will social media decide to censor? Monkeypox or COVID 5.0 anyone? A Hunter Biden October surprise? Where is John Durham's investigation? What affect will all this have on the 2022 mid-terms? Fox News latest 'power rankings' show the Republicans will still take control of the House, but with smaller margins. The Senate is too close to call. In Wisconsin, significant polling errors favor Dems. Maybe it is not so close as it seems? On CNN, two former Trump administration officials say,  Democrats are fooling themselves about the midterms. The next 11 weeks will offer plenty to consider. More From The Hill:


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