Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat out of New Jersey, recently spoke out to make the claim that Democrats still have a solid chance of maintaining their current hold on the senate.
While speaking on the Sunday edition of ABC’s “This Week,” Booker made the claim that most Democrats are “bucking” the historical trend where a first-term president’s party fails to maintain control throughout the midterm elections. Democrats have been heavily shoving those particular talking points in recent days as Republicans trying to make use of various public polls in order to create a different story.
“The party in the White House usually loses during midterms but the reality is we still have a very strong pathway,” stated Booker. “Not just to keeping the Senate but really picking up seats in… Pennsylvania and in places like Wisconsin and North Carolina. This election still is in the ballots. And the reality is we’re bucking what are usual trends.”
“I think that this is a tough election season,” Booker went on. “It’s a midterm election. But I still see a pathway for us to maintain control of the Senate.”
When questioned about how Democrats could possibly come back from the brink, Booker stated it would take place if they showed up at the polls and voted. “It happens by voter turnout,” he went on. “I mean, when I’m going around the country, I see a lot of enthusiasm, but at the end of the day, we’ve got to translate that to people getting out.”
Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, expressed the same idea via another interview issued to the Associated Press this past week. “It’s tight,” claimed Schumer. “I believe Democrats will hold the Senate and maybe even pick up seats.”
“I don’t want to give the illusion that these are all slam dunks,” he went on, but “[t]he fact that we’re in the ballpark and our Democratic candidates are defying the political environment is a testament to a few things.”
“[Voters] are seeing how extreme these Republican candidates are, and they don’t like it. And second, they’re seeing the Democrats are talking to them on issues they care about, and that we’ve accomplished a great deal on things.”
Both the legacy media and various Democratic activists have recently gone after the idea of public polling, most notably the ones that intensely favor Republicans. In the week of the New York Times releasing a string of polls spotlighting Democrats in the lead throughout key battleground Senate races, many leftist media personalities blasted those that discovered Republicans ahead in various races, labeling them “cheap” and “partisan” while calling them out for attempting to manufacture a red wave.
“If you get past those headlines and dig a little deeper, you would uncover an insidious and seemingly intentional campaign from Republican-backed polling firms to flood the zone and tip the balance of polling averages in favor of their candidates, to create a narrative that Republicans are surging and that a red wave is imminent and inevitable,” stated Joy Reid, a host for MSNBC, as part of a monologue expressed on her show “The ReidOut” Monday.
“Most of the polling over the last few weeks is coming from partisan outfits — usually Republican — or auto-dial firms,” Nate Cohn, a pollster for the New York Times, made the claim via an editorial highlighting his own polls. “These polls are cheap enough to flood the zone, and many of them were emboldened by the 2020 election, when their final results came close to the election results even as other pollsters struggled.”