Democrats fear another polling misfire

Democrats are feeling good about their chances in the Senate, but there’s a lingering worry: What if the polls are as wrong today as they were in 2016 and 2020?


Polling in some of the nation’s most competitive states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia, show Democrats making critical gains and are fueling hopes that the 2022 midterms elections may not be as painful as once feared.


Publicly, Democratic candidates have touted the surveys as a sign of strength. But privately, party strategists warn against putting too much stock in the numbers.