The chairs of the Republican Senate and governors reelection committees say the policies being pushed by President Biden and congressional Democrats are increasingly unpopular and they argue that will benefit the GOP as the party tries to regain majorities in the House and Senate and increase its number of governorships in the 2022 midterm elections.
“I think it’s clear that Biden’s honeymoon is over. It was pretty short,” Sen. Rick Scott of Florida told reporters on Monday.
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Pointing to the results of a new poll commissioned by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the Republican Governors Association (RGA), the NRSC chair charged that Americans are “rejecting Biden and the Democrats’ increasingly radical agenda.”
Scott touted the results of the survey, which was conducted in 26 battleground states with key Senate and gubernatorial races next year. The partisan poll indicated a majority see the country on the wrong path, are concerned about the massive government spending proposals being pushed by the Biden administration and congressional Democrats, and, by a slight majority, blame the president’s polices for the rise in inflation.
Scott said Americans “are scared to death over what’s happening to inflation” and argued that “the Biden agenda and the Democrats’ agenda is not popular.”
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the RGA chair, pointed to the poll as he spotlighted that “independents see country going the wrong direction.”
Highlighting what he called the Democrats “reckless spending,” Ducey said that “these are things we’re in a position to point out and we’re going to continue to amplify.”
FILE – In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a shopper wears a mask as she walks through the meat products at a grocery store in Dallas, Wednesday. Wholesale prices, boosted by rising food costs, increased 0.8% in May 2021, and are up by a record amount over the past year, another indication that inflation pressures are rising since the economy has begun to re-open following the pandemi
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