WATCH: Washington Examiner’s Sarah Westwood says Democrats don’t have a ‘coherent strategy’
The Washington Examiner’s Sarah Westwood voiced her low expectations for Democratic politicians in the midterm elections.
Westwood appeared on Fox News’s Cavuto Live Saturday to point out the polling that Democratic candidates are up against, including a variety of polls that have President Joe Biden’s approval rating anywhere between 39% and 46%. A Gallup poll from September showed that 51% of U.S. adults believed the Republican Party is the better choice to “keep the country prosperous.”
That percentage is the highest it has ever been in Gallup’s polling history. These results are the “fruits of the labor” of a GOP that has largely campaigned on the issue of inflation, according to Westwood.
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“Democrats have had a pretty incoherent agenda across this midterm,” Westwood said. “They really haven’t had a coherent strategy for addressing these concerns about the economy. … It just shows that Democrats don’t have a lot to talk about on voters’ biggest concerns.”
Westwood also alluded that increased voter turnout could be a sign that even Democratic voters are frustrated with their own party. In Georgia, for example, the first day of early voting set a new record, very nearly doubling the number of voters who turned out on the same day in 2018.
“If I’m a Democrat looking at those numbers in Georgia, I’m probably a little bit nervous because that suggests that there’s a lot of enthusiasm to vote for something, and usually enthusiasm does not build up around voting for the status quo,” Westwood said.
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A New York Times/Siena College poll found that 26% of likely voters considered the economy was the most important problem facing the country. The next highest was inflation, with 18% of likely voters listing it as the top issue. Abortion and crime were at or below 5%.