DCCC Chair: ‘If the Midterms Were Held Now, They Would Lose the Majority’

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), gave a stark warning to vulnerable Democrats last week during a closed-door lunch, saying the Democrats could lose the House, according to a report.

“If the midterms were held now, they would lose the majority,” Maloney said according to multiple people familiar with the conversation, Politico reports.

The report noted this comes after Maloney saw new polling showing the Democrats have been falling behind Republicans on generic ballots by six points. Last month, the DCCC commissioned polling that asked 1,000 likely midterm voters about a generic ballot in four dozen battleground races across the country.

Maloney, based on the polling, is now advising his party ahead of the midterms to change their messaging to be more friendly to swing vogters. Maloney is now saying Democrats should promote President Joe Biden’s agenda.

However, previous reports showed that swing voters and most of the Democrats’ base do not know what Biden has actually accomplished.

In early July, a pro-Biden super PAC released a memo after conducting focus groups in battleground states showing that Joe Biden’s voters overwhelmingly had no idea about any of the Biden accomplishments, which the group claims would impact the midterms. – READ MORE

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