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Gingrich: Media Won't Acknowledge Republican Wave Coming In November

•, by Tyler Durden

In a Tuesday Fox News op-ed, the former Speaker of the House said that Republicans are particularly well positioned to regain control of the Senate in a 'mass repudiation of President Joe Biden and the Democrats' policies.

The media, meanwhile, is "at best misunderstanding – and at worst deliberately distorting" the evidence, Gingrich says.

For starters, it's a midterm in a new president's term. History tells us these elections almost always cut against the president's party. Add to this that 74 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction thanks to out-of-control spending, 40-year high inflation, rising prices, surging violence, an unpoliced border, and a host of lesser crises. 

The Democrat-led Congress has a 79 percent disapproval rating, according to Statista. And Biden is hovering at 53 percent disapproval in an average of polls of likely voters, according to FiveThirtyEight (many polls are much worse for Biden).

But set these broad indicators aside for a moment. -Newt Gingrich

Gingrich notes that the "left-wing media" is pointing to New York's 19th Congressional District special election as a bellwether for November - with Democrat Pat Ryan eeking out a 2% win over Republican Marc Molinaro - however to suggest that this portends Democratic momentum is "either ignorant or dishonest," as the NY 19th District is 'reliably blue' - with the 2020 Democratic candidate winning by 11.6%.

In short, Ryan's win was actually a terrible showing for the Democrat, who should have won by far more.