Democrats seemed to take President Joe Biden’s electoral victory as a mandate for every radical policy they wish to implement. However, some in the party are beginning to find out they’re not invincible.
According to a recent Coalition to Protect American Workers poll, Biden’s tax and infrastructure plans leave Democrats vulnerable in the midterm elections, Breitbart reported. When matched against generic Republicans, Democrats in Georgia and New Jersey lose when tied to those plans in voters’ opinions.
“President Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s massive tax increases will send American jobs overseas, and we will hold Congressional Democrats accountable for their votes against their constituents’ interests,” Marc Short, who was a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence and works with the Coalition, told the outlet “Polling indicates that the tax increases will cost Democrats their majorities in both the House and the Senate.
Georgia Democratic Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux would lose 41% to 50% against a generic Republican. Her dismal 38% approval is not helping either, nor is it hopeful when 58% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction.
That’s nothing compared to New Jersey’s Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s fate in the poll, however. Results showed he would garner a paltry 19% of the vote against any generic Republican when tied to those radical policies. In a deep blue state like New Jersey coupled with a current 42% approval rating, that’s bad news.
Between Bourdeaux and Gottheimer, the latter had the worst outcomes when linked to Biden’s tax and infrastructure plans. Respondents were 66 percent less inclined to vote for him if he supported a tax hike and $175 million payout to buy batteries for electric vehicles to spur job creation in China.
When the proposal also included $80 billion to hire additional tax collectors, 69% would vote against him. Additional information about Gottheimer’s involvement in Biden’s plans translated to a 13 point lead for Republicans on the generic ballot, 50% to the Democrat’s 37%. That netted an increase of six points.
Democrats are always quite fond of taxing and spending into oblivion, but they forget how unpopular that makes them. While Biden and the Democrats effectively have the majority in Congress and the White House, that advantage would quickly evaporate come the midterms.