As Joe Biden’s presidency continues to spiral downward, voter identity has shifted to the Republican Party at the highest rate in 25 years.
According to the latest Gallup Poll, Democrats lost 14 points during the fourth quarter of last year, going from leading the GOP by nine points to losing to the GOP by five.
This is pretty shocking. After all, Democrats nearly always lead the GOP in party affiliation, especially in polls by left-wing organizations such as Gallup.
“The year 2021 was an eventful one in politics, after a similarly eventful 2020 that also saw major shifts in party preferences. In early 2021, Democratic strength reached levels not seen in nearly a decade. By the third quarter, those Democratic gains evaporated as Biden’s job approval declined. The political winds continued to become more favorable to Republicans in the fourth quarter, giving the GOP an advantage over Democrats larger than any they had achieved in more than 25 years,” Gallup reported. “The final monthly survey of 2021 showed the parties at roughly even strength, although that still represents a departure from the historical norm of the Democratic Party’s having at least a slight advantage in party affiliation.”
“With control of the House of Representatives and Senate at stake in this year’s midterm elections, party preferences will be a key indicator of which party will be better positioned to gain majorities in the next session of Congress,” the pollster added.
Gallup added that Biden is seriously hurting the Democrat Party.
“In the fourth quarter, party support flipped as Republicans made gains, from 44% to 47%, and Democratic affiliation fell from 45% to 42%. These fourth-quarter shifts coincided with strong GOP performances in 2021 elections, including a Republican victory in the Virginia gubernatorial election and a near-upset of the Democratic incumbent governor in New Jersey,” Gallup added. “Biden won both states by double digits in the 2020 election.”
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