We keep hearing about what will happen after the 2022 midterms. We’ve seen polls that show generic Republicans in the lead.
Over 31 House Democrats are retiring or leaving. But all of this might be upended, after redistricting from the 2020 Census is finished.
So, how does it look? As it turns out, Republicans stand to gain more seats than Democrats.
From Five Thirty-Eight:
After accounting for incumbency, however, Republicans are actually the ones who have gained ground from redistricting: The GOP is positioned for a net gain of three to five seats in 2022 just thanks to the new lines alone.
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With redistricting done, Republicans stand to gain 3 more seats over Democrats. The totals are 208 Republican-leaning seats, to Democrats’ 187.
According to Five Thirty-Eight, there are 40 highly competitive seats. That is a change from the previous map where Democrats had 6 more seats with less than 6 that were highly competitive.
This means Republicans are in a strong position to retake the House in this election season. Those leaning seats aren’t the only ones that could go for the GOP.
Polls show that Republicans enjoy a 6-point lead overall against Democrats. And that’s not factoring in Biden’s ongoing failures, which continue to outrage voters.
Democrats have betrayed Americans repeatedly over the last few years. They prolonged lockdowns for years, forcing Americans to wear masks and get vaccinated.
Biden promised to “build back better,” but instead triggered massive inflation. Democrats sat back as Joe torched our economy, opened the border, and shut down our energy sector.
But this is not a slam dunk for Republicans. The GOP needs to win over voters. They need to let Americans know that they will shut down Biden, and work to overturn his terrible agenda.
It’s not enough for Democrats to shoot themselves in the foot. Americans need to see Republicans fighting for their jobs, pocketbooks, and children.
- Republicans picked up 3 more leaning seats for the 2022 midterms.
- Republicans have 208 leaning seats, versus Democrats’ 187, according to Five Thirty-Eight.
- Congressional maps were redrawn after the 2020 Census.