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CNN Host Delivers A Blow To Dems’ Midterm Hopes

CNN Host Fareed Zakaria delivered a message for the Democratic Party regarding the midterm elections during a guest appearance on the network Monday night.

“The Democrats are doing better than they were,” Zakaria told Don Lemon on “Don Lemon Tonight.” “Republicans still have an advantage, they are still leading in the generic ballot. And unfortunately, because of all kinds of electoral rules and some gerrymandering and things like that, Republicans overperform.” (RELATED: CNN Host, Without Evidence, Insists Republican Party Is Over)


Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California claimed that Democrats were surging in the generic ballot due to issues like abortion and gun control earlier in the show.

“There is one troubling indicator, though, which remains to be true, which is a very surefire predictor on these things historically,” Zakaria said. “The President’s approval rating continues to be very bad. And of all the kind of indicators of the Presidents party’s performance in a midterm, I don’t think I’m wrong in saying this: I think the single most surefire predictor is, what is the President’s approval rating?”

Lemon said Biden’s approval rating was “not very good.”

“Maybe the worst,” Zakaria responded. “I think tied with Donald Trump for being the worst ever.”

CNN noted that Asian-American voters are fleeing the Democrats in June. Some Republicans believe that discrimination against Asian-American students in academic admissions for top schools like Yale and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is one of the driving issues for the shift.

In Texas, Republican Rep. Mayra Flores won a special election that month in a district that is 85% Hispanic. Republicans have been gaining Hispanic voters since 2016.

Swalwell did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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