In the next five days, there will be a national midterm election, and Republicans’ attention to candidate caliber in crucial Senate races will still be important. Voters’ reservations about the caliber of a number of Democratic candidates, though, appear to have changed recently, according to polling.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated at a luncheon in August that he doesn’t think Republicans will be able to flip the Senate in November; they might only be able to shift control of the House because of “candidate quality.”
Since McConnell made his prediction, some Senate races have become more competitive, with several Republicans holding slim leads over their Democratic opponents as concerns about crime, inflation, and immigration become more prominent before election day.
Some people think Democratic candidates are seen poorly because of views they have taken on the subjects that voters care about most, despite the fact that worries about GOP candidate quality may have diminished in terms of polling.