Varoga said Trump’s involvement complicates matters for the Republican party, as all Republican actions are seen to have taken place under Trump’s influence.
“It’s going to be hard to adjust to the fact that he’s not president, and it’s going to be really hard for Republicans in Congress to say they’re doing things independently,” he said.
“While it allows President Biden to have the foil, it also means that everything will be viewed in context through 2024.”
Baroga said denying the legitimacy of elections in the United States, something Republicans and Trump have always done, is “extremely dangerous” and “sends the wrong signal to the world and the entire country.” added.
According to statistical site FiveThirtyEight, 185 Republicans running for seats in the House, Senate and governor in this year’s midterms have denied the legitimacy of the 2020 election, a statement Trump has often repeated. reflect the claims.
“If any of the people to be elected had been in office two years earlier, Donald Trump would probably have succeeded in overturning the election, even though he lost,” Baroga said. rice field.
Newhouse, who campaigned for former Republican candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney for president, said what truly binds voters to the Republican Party is “their hatred and antipathy toward the Democratic Party.”
“The amount of extreme partisan polarization cannot be overestimated,” he stressed.
“What unites Republicans, whether they are Trump supporters, anti-Trump or (or) election naysayers, is the fear of Democrats taking control.”
He said the party has its own internal problems, but they still put up a united front in the country’s elections.
Analysts point out that despite Republicans’ denial of the legitimacy of the election results, other issues are what voters really care about and will vote for in these midterm elections.
These include inflation and the economy, abortion, immigration, gun control, and climate change.
“The economy and inflation have been consistent issues during this election cycle. Prices have gone down, but food prices[and]energy prices have gone up,” Newhouse said.
He added that the Democratic Party’s momentum built on August’s abortion issue has stalled in the face of changes in electoral issues.