‘Bloodbath Ten Days From Now’: Donny Deutsch Says Things Could Be Bad For Dems

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Former MSNBC host and podcaster Donny Deutsch said Friday he’s “really scared” Democrats are going to see a “bloodbath” in the upcoming midterm elections.

Deutsch was talking about inflation and the economy, noting Americans don’t feel too happy about the current circumstances. “Those don’t bode well for the Democrats,” Deutsch said. “It doesn’t feel good out there.” (RELATED: Psaki Says ‘Democrats Are Kind Of Worried’ Ahead Of Midterms)

“And then you see a woman who’s raising four kids on $400 a week, and you go, ‘Nothing else matters to her.’ There’s no argument other than, ‘Guess what? We’re going to figure out a way to make bread more affordable to you.’ When it’s about survival, when it’s about issues that just – they can’t live. Now, you could scare them and say, ‘It could get worse. They could take your health care away.’ I mean, that’s a strategy to go, but, you know, if she is representative of a big part of the populous, and she is, and let’s even factor in people who have seen their IRAs, not a woman like that necessarily, but who have seen their IRAs go down by 20, 25%, it’s really tough.”


“And I’ve come on the show and talked a lot that you’ve got to scare people and make it about the Republicans that are crazy people, but even with the pending crazy, when you can’t afford to buy the stuff that you were able to buy a year or two or three years ago, it’s tough, tough sledding. I hate to be negative ninny over here – I don’t even know what the hell that means – but I am really scared about a bloodbath ten days from now.”

Voters are increasingly worried about the economy and trust Republicans over Democrats to handle the situation, polling shows. A recent Morning Consult/Politico poll found 93% of voters are concerned with inflation, with three out of four Democrats polled saying the economy would play a role in their voting decision. The same poll found 46% of voters trusted Republicans in Congress to handle inflation, while just 37% trust Democrats.

A Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action poll found 58.9% of respondents believe a Democrat-controlled Congress would hurt the economy compared to 41.1% who think it would improve the economy.