Politics Republicans, Democrats set agenda for midterm final stretch
Biden struggles, as does his party, as most Democrats look elsewhere for 2024: POLL
Democrats are not without ammunition in midterm campaigning, as Americans broadly reject the U.S. Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. In the November midterm election ahead, registered voters divide 47%-46% between the Republican and the Democratic candidate in their House district, historically not enough to prevent typical first-midterm losses. And one likely voter model has a 51%-46% Republican-Democratic split.
() - Republicans and Democrats have laid out their midterm election plans as the fate of the U.S. House and Senate will be decided in just 45 days.
Both parties are now delivering their final pitches to voters.
Democrats have made clear abortion rights will be front and center in their campaign messaging down the stretch.
"I don't think MAGA Republicans have a clue about the power of women, let me tell you something, they're about to find out," President Joe Biden said to a crowd of supporters Friday.
Biden's comment came just hours before anthat bans nearly all abortions must go back into effect.
Republican JD Vance holds a razor-thin lead over Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in the Ohio Senate race, poll shows
The Marist survey showed Vance with 46% support among registered voters in the Senate contest, while Ryan earned the backing of 45% of respondents.There are mounting signs of a backlash for Republicans after the Supreme Court tossed out Roe v. Wade in June. A recent Wall Street Journal poll shows Democrats making steady gains among women, independents, and young voters. Part of it may also be tied to recent Democratic victories on their economic and climate agenda, gun safety, and improved healthcare access for veterans.
Biden touched on Democrats' other major campaign themes too: protecting democracy and protecting Social Security and Medicare programs Republicans want to sunset.
House Republicans also unveiled their strategy for the final weeks, laying out an agenda they call "Commitment to America."
While Democrats have been tightening the gap separating them from Republicans in the polls, a FiveThirtyEight average still indicates Republicans are favored to win the House by a 2-to-1 margin.
Republican House leaders have stuck to messaging around the border, crime and inflation ahead of midterms.
"We went from a secure border to no border. We went from safe streets to record crime. We went from $2 gas to $5 gas, all in 20 months," said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
Biden's mixed record forces some Dems into odd balancing act
CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic House candidate Greg Landsman can tick off how his party's control of Congress and the White House has benefited his city. The bipartisan infrastructure deal will mean upgrades to the heavily traveled highway bridge linking Cincinnati with its airport and northern Kentucky while bolstering a vital westside viaduct. COVID-19 relief funding meant training for more new police academy recruits. A sprawling spending package capped insulin prices. But Landsman won't say whether President Joe Biden, who signed those measures into law, will help or hurt his campaign to unseat longtime Republican Rep. Steve Chabot.
Republicans feel they have the upper hand on the issues of crime and policing, despite Democrats just passing legislation that will, literally, fund the police.
There are major issues Republicans have been told to avoid, however.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy deflected all questions about the multiple investigations surrounding former President Donald Trump.
"I heard Speaker Pelosi says she thinks she's going to keep the House," McCarthy responded to Trump questions. "I heard the DCCC say they're going to pick up seats."
Trump's resurgence forced Democrats to switch their midterm messaging from hailing accomplishments to warning against a GOP-led 'nation of fear, division, and darkness': report .
Democrats decided that bemoaning all the havoc Republicans would wreak were they in control trumps talking about all they good they feel they've done."I remember I got beat up in the campaign by saying that I wanted to unify the country and unify the parties," the Washington Post reported that President Joe Biden said recently. "You used to be able to do that. But things have changed a whole bunch.