Glenn Youngkin had never run for public office before winning the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election. That’s a pretty big deal. The GOP almost pulled off another major victory in the New Jersey governor’s race, but somehow Phil Murphy managed to win.
If Virginia truly serves as a bellwether for future elections, it means that Democrats are in big trouble down the line.
Check this out, via The Daily Wire:
Sabato’s Crystal Ball — a political newsletter published by the University of Virginia Center for Politics — called the results “horrible” for Democrats in a Wednesday newsletter.
Citing the Biden administration’s various failures — such as gas prices, inflation, and supply chain problems — Sabato’s Crystal Ball updated odds for four 2022 Senate elections. The races in Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada moved from “Leans Democratic” to “Toss-Up,” while the race in Colorado moved from “Safe Democratic” to “Likely Democratic.”
“It must be said: If Biden’s approval rating is in the low-to-mid 40s next year, as it is now, everything we know about political trends and history suggests that the Democrats’ tiny majorities in the House and Senate are at major risk of becoming minorities,” the analysis added.