With polling showing that President Joe Biden‘s approval numbers consistently dropped, a bellwether election in Virginia, and an overwhelming disapproval of the direction the country is headed, Democrats have learned of another disappointment – the Republican National Committee is outdoing the Democratic National Committee in the area of fundraising. The GOP is outpacing the DNC by about $2.5 million during the month of October alone.
According to filings by the Federal Election Commission, the Democratic National Committee raised $11.4 million while the RNC raised $13.8 million.
When disclosing monies on hand, the RNC reported having $67.9 million; the Democratic National Committee reports $68.1 million in this category.
The GOP has out raised the DNC by a total of $3.7 million throughout the 2021 year. The RNC has brought in a total of $136,668,879 for the year, while the Democrats have raised only $132,968,586.
Polling appears to match the fundraising efforts of the Republican Party. The party appears to have solid support with voters; the Republican Party expects to take back control of Congress in the upcoming mid-term elections in 2022.
The latest Quinnipiac poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University and typically held in high regard, shows that President Joe Biden has dropped to an all-time low level of support – the lowest of his presidency, which began in January 2021. The Quinnipiac poll also demonstrated that over two-thirds of Americans are changing the way they are spending money due to the rapidly rising inflation. Most related that fuel prices as well as sharply rising grocery prices are having an adverse effect on the average American’s wallet.
The mid-term elections could be disastrous for the Democratic Party, who only possess a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives. Effectively, they hold a slight majority in the Senate, with fifty Republican senators and fifty Democrats. The Senate, if deadlocked in a vote, would bring in Vice-President Kamala Harris for any tie-breaking votes, thus giving the Democratic Party the majority in the Senate as well.
Forty-six percent of those polled by Quinnipiac University said they would like to see the Republican Party gain control of the House should the election be held today. Only thirty-eight percent related that they’d like to see the Democrats hold on to their majority. Ironically, sixteen percent offered no opinion on either party holding a majority in the House.
Forty-six percent said they’d like to see the Republicans take control of the Senate. Forty percent would like to see the Democrats hold a Senate majority.
One of the chief fundraisers is House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). He raised a record $57.8 million between January 2021 and September 2021. However, the financial reports of October showed that House Democrats had outpaced the House Republicans on re-election committee 2022 midterms campaign cash.
Representative Kevin McCarthy broke a record in the House on Thursday evening when he spoke for over eight hours disparaging the Build Back Better bill; his speech prevented a vote on Thursday evening but the measure did pass the House on Friday. The bill heads now to the Senate for consideration and a vote.