Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is encouraging her fellow Democrats that they can retain the majority in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections, despite polling data that offers the opposite conclusion.
According to a report by The Daily Caller, Pelosi sent out a letter on Wednesday to donors and grassroots supporters talking about their strategy for the upcoming election and adding that they believed they can keep control of the House.
Pelosi claimed that Democrats are preparing for victory and encouraging her supporters to take courage, and seemed to brush off the negative poll numbers and the excessive number of Democrat mainstays retiring from the House.
In the letter, which was first obtained by CNN, the House majority leader spoke in support of President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, and thanked donors for their support, in addition to offering hope that Democrats are “preparing for victory one year out.”
This despite information from Quinnipiac University poll released last Thursday which shows that Americans are most likely to allow Republicans to retake the majority in the House.
Currently, Democrats hold a 221-213 majority, but with 17 key Democrats either retiring or moving to other offices, and public opinion swinging to the right, it has been forecasted by many that Democrats have a slim chance of holding onto power.
Another poll, cited by the Daily Caller, shows that Republicans have a “10-point lead on a generic congressional ballot,” which does not have the advantage of any particular name recognition or campaigns to back it up.
Additionally, this letter comes weeks after both Democrats and Republicans claimed that the November 2021 gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey would set the tone for both 2022 and 2024, and Republicans did shockingly well in both places, winning Virginia and almost taking the win in New Jersey.