FL Democrats Slip in Polls, Party Leaders Scramble

FL Democrats Slip in Polls, Party Leaders Scramble

Democrats Face an Uphill Battle

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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March 14, 2022

The recent cases of inflation, high prices at the pump, and high occurrences of illegal border crossings have not yielded favorable poll numbers for Democrats both at the state and national level, especially with Hispanic voters. Political organizations such as the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) are looking to take advantage of the Democratic misfortune.

"Hispanic voters in Florida are turning to the Republican party because they're sick of Democrats' socialist agenda that is causing skyrocketing inflation and destroying the American Dream," said NRCC Spokeswoman Camille Gallo.

Alongside the liberal poll returns slipping,  Democratic Party leaders are scrambling to find candidates for house races with little luck. According to The Washington Times, they even asked Ron Magill, public ambassador for the Miami Zoo, to challenge Carlos Gimenez (R). Magill said the Democrats were "nuts" and "grasping at straws."

There appears to be a correlation, and possibly a positive-reaction chain here: with favorability numbers retreating, some left-wing politicians are having second thoughts about running. And it is quite possible that the slightest hesitation from some politicians on the left are causing others to hesitate, causing the cycle of uncertainty to hop in a race to continue.

It is also worth noting that Democrats are still awaiting the results of the new district lines and how that affects the electorate. A plethora of issues for the party keeps making the hill steeper and steeper. Perhaps they'll be able to turn it around by early November.

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a sophomore at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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