It is due to the toxic combination of normal midterm backlash politics with sky high gas prices and inflation, Wokeism and their own base’s disillusionment. The media is also obsessed with Trump and the “January 6th insurrection” and basically talks to itself all day which is annoying.
“In the Virginia election, two arguments that have been running parallel in Democratic circles for the past several years finally collided. One is the question of how Democrats should position themselves in the ongoing culture war, with jockeying over fraught and contested concepts like wokeness and cancel culture. Critical race theory is one example of this; Democrats can’t seem to agree on whether it’s a good thing that should be taught and defended or a Republican fabrication that’s not being taught in elementary schools at all. The other is the round-and-round debate over race and class: Are voters who flee Democrats motivated more by economic anxiety or by racial resentment and eroding white privilege?
While these debates have unfolded, Democrats have seen a steady erosion in support among working-class voters of all races, while gaining support among the most highly educated voters. That movement would point toward class divisions driving voter behavior, but the rearing up of critical race theory as a central plank of the Republican Party appeared to throw the question open again. Maybe it’s racism, after all? …”
The Rasmussen poll has the GOP winning middle class voters earning between $50,000 and $100,000 a year, 55% to 37%. Supposedly, they are winning 30% of blacks and 47% of other BIPOCs now. Independents are leaning toward the GOP by a 22 point margin.
Note: Blumpf lost the 2020 election because he got clobbered with these middle class Independents. He narrowly won them in 2016.