“Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd said Wednesday that Democrats were veering dangerously close to “shellacking territory” as the 2022 midterm elections loomed ever closer.
Todd began with the latest NBC poll — taken between March 18-22 of this year — in which 71% of respondents said that the United States was headed in the wrong direction. Todd said that number, along with the corresponding low number (22%) who believed America was on the right track, could spell a lot of trouble for Democrats going into November’s midterms.
Todd brought out the “midterm meter” and explained, “Sixty-five percent wrong track is a bad number. Seventy-one percent? That’s why it is in the shellacking category.”
Todd went on to explain that presidential approval ratings were often reflected in midterm elections — and that even an approval rating in the mid-forties could spell disaster for a sitting president.
“When you start dipping below 45%, you’ve got a problem, and you’re gonna have midterms that are in the bad-to-shellacking ratio,” Todd continued. “President Biden is at 40. George W. Bush was at 39% in 2006. We know how that turned out. So, you see, that’s also in shellacking territory.”
Todd also noted a few other details — such as the fact that district maps might actually be better for Republicans than the projected numbers indicated. “The bottom line is, generic ballot, if the Democrats are losing, it means they’re gonna get walloped,” Todd explained, noting that all of the numbers taken together pointed to “dangerous territory” for Democrats.
Todd is not the only one warning that Democrats are looking at potentially historic losses in 2022 — and the number of Democrats in Congress who have announced that they planned to retire or not seek reelection appears to coincide with those assessments.
As The Daily Wire reported:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told The Daily Wire this week that the “F*** Joe Biden” chants that have broken out at sporting events across the country signal not “a wave” but a “tsunami” is set to hit Democrats in this fall’s midterm elections as he warns Democrats are facing an all-out “bloodbath.”
Cruz pointed to the Democrats managing to “screw up every single issue they’ve touched” — including Biden’s border crisis, handling of the pandemic, and “disastrous” foreign policy decisions — and the skyrocketing inflation rates being felt by consumers across the country. At one point during the interview, Cruz said, “Biden’s administration in just a year is already worse than Jimmy Carter.”
“I think 2022 is going to be a bloodbath for Democrats,” Cruz said. “It’s not just going to be a wave, it’s going to be a tsunami. I believe Republicans are going to win the House and we’re going to win the Senate. And I think it will be on the order of magnitude of 1994 or 2010.”