Biden Warns Republicans Are ‘In For A Problem’ Ahead Of 2022 Midterms

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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President Joe Biden said Republicans are “in for a problem” come the 2022 midterm elections while speaking Tuesday at the Democratic National Committee holiday party.

“I hope you remember what got us to the White House in the first place,” Biden said. “In 2020, we won as a unified Democratic party — more unified than ever. Now we look at 2022, I want to tell my Republican friends ‘get ready pal, you’re going in for a problem!'”

“And we need to stay unified,” the president continued. “As Democrats, we know what we’re for, while Republicans don’t seem to be for anything. Name me something they are for. They’re against everything.”

Biden said he believes if Democrats can convince voters that their agenda will reduce costs for families then “we’re going to win.”

“Let me say this again for the press: We’re going to win in 2022. I really mean it.” (RELATED: Here’s Why Dems Are Worried About 2010 Happening Again)

Despite Biden’s faith in the Democratic Party, recent poll numbers show winning in 2022 might not be such an easy feat for Democrats.

A November poll conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University found 46% of registered voters preferred a generic Republican in their local congressional race compared to 38% who prefer a generic Democrat. Congressional Republicans received a 35% approval rating while Democrats received a 29% approval rating. The poll was conducted just before the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Biden’s approval ratings have continued to fall, with a recent poll conducted by Republican-leaning Trafalgar Group and Convention of States found just 36.3% of voters approved of Biden. Amongst those polled, 52.2% said they “strongly disapprove” of the way  Biden has handled things.

A Wall Street Journal survey found support for Democrats amongst Hispanic voters is virtually split between Republicans and Democrats, with The Hill reporting some Democrats are sounding the alarm.

“I think that both parties should always have a sense of urgency in communicating with Hispanics, Latinos,” Ivan Zapien, former executive director at the Hispanic Leadership Council of the Democratic National Committee reportedly said.

“I think that [Democrats’] head should be on fire over this issue every day regardless of what polls say.”

Meanwhile Democratic Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego told The Hill that “the Republican Party has a way easier job than we do. They just need to strip 5 percent to 7 percent of our national vote and they win.”