Biden and Trump in New York and Florida ahead of midterm elections | Midterm elections in the United States
President Joe Biden at a Saturday rally in Philadelphia
President Joe Biden is expected in New York on Sunday and Donald Trump in Florida, to mobilize people two days before a tight midterm election.
Republicans are widely favored to take control of the House of Representatives, with uncertainties over the Senate, according to polls. Single-chamber control would allow Republicans to obstruct Democrat Joe Biden's agenda and launch potentially damaging investigations.
In recent weeks, the The momentum shifted to Republicans, Democratic strategists acknowledge, with voter concerns over inflation and crime outweighing those over abortion, after the Supreme Court ruled revoked the nation's right to abortion in June.
The Democrats' lead in several Senate races, including Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada, has narrowed.
On Sunday, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said she was confident her party would win both houses of Congress, while hammering home the inflation message. It's the rent. These are the races. It's about whether I can buy a new car because the interest rates are so high. People are really, really struggling right now, she told CNN's State of the Union.
Leading Democrats have highlighted their work to lower the price of prescription drugs and portrayed Republicans as a threat to Social Security and democracy itself.
Republicans, for their part, questioned their opponents' support for law enforcement and criticized their handling of the US-Mexico border.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, head of Democratic fundraising for the House of Representatives, who is also defending his seat, said the election was on a knife edge and implicitly questioned Republicans' commitment to democracy.
There are all kinds of things we can improve, but we are responsible adults who believe in this democracy, Sean Patrick told NBC's Meet the Press.
For Democrats, Sunday rallies in traditionally pro-party areas represent a chance to cut losses.
Joe Biden will travel to Westchester County, normally safe territory for Democrats but where Republicans are threatening to take seats thanks, in part, to relentless posts portraying their opponents as soft on crime and crime. x27;inflation.
Joe Biden's unpopularity, which led him not to campaign in some key states, also works against the Democrats. Only 40% of Americans approve of his performance, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted on Tuesday.
New York State Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul faces a tough challenge with Republican Lee Zeldin as incumbent Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives engage in close battles across the state.
Donald Trump will travel to Miami alongside the two senators and several state officials. For years Florida has swung back and forth, but it has recently shifted to the Republican Party and is not considered a major battleground for this party. election.
Donald Trump is stepping up rallies as he plans to embark on a third run for the White House after the midterm elections, advisers say.
Former US President Donald Trump at a rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Florida could be critical for any race for the nomination, as its Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is seen by strategists as a formidable contender for the Republican nomination if he gets in the running.
First Lady Jill Biden will participate in events in support of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo in Texas on Sunday, while Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Chicago, whose suburb hoststhem races in the House of Representatives.