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DCCC chairman “not surprised” by low number of generic Democrats polls

Congressional Democratic Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) – the top Democrat charged with retaining his majority in the House – said in a television appearance on Sunday that he did not wasn’t surprised Democrats were getting fewer polls on generic ballots. less than a year away from the midterm elections, where Democrats risk losing a majority in the House.

Maloney was interviewed by the host on News 12 Westchester’s Power and politics if he feared Democrats would receive low poll counts and be beaten by Republicans on the generic ballot – asking respondents who they would vote for in elections – by ten points in some cases.

“I’m not surprised,” said Maloney. He claimed the polls “are leveling off for Democrats,” without explaining why they have started showing Republicans first when Democrats generally lead in generic polls.

In his response, Maloney blamed “the difficult political environment there” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. He said Americans are “frustrated” that the coronavirus pandemic has lasted so long. Additionally, Maloney acknowledged that “prices are on the rise,” including gasoline and grocery prices.

The host also referred to the aftermath of the Virginia and New Jersey elections, where Governor-elect Glenn Younkin (right), Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears (right) and the Republicans on the ballot toppled the State House in Virginia. At the same time, outgoing New Jersey governor Phil Murphy (D) also came close to losing to a Republican challenger.

Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) speaks during an election night rally at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles on November 2, 2021 in Chantilly, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Recently, as the host mentioned, Republicans have dominated generic polls. Numerous polls have shown Republicans beating Democrats in a generic ballot leading up to the election when respondents said who they would elect to represent them, as Democrats continue to pass partisan agenda items, such as the infrastructure package and the reconciliation bill. A generic poll from RealClearPolitics showed Republicans to be in the lead for the first time since 2014.

Next year, all 435 House members are running for re-election, and Republicans only need five seats to secure a House majority after mid-term.

So far, 18 Democrats have decided to formally withdraw from the House – whether they are retiring or running for a different position, like the Senate or in a local or state election – and have left their seats open for a fight. This gives House Republicans a better chance of securing five seats to secure a majority and removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker since 18 is more than triple the number of seats Republicans have need.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow it on Twitter.

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