If Republicans are going to take back Congress in 2022, they are going to need the suburban voters around the country that drifted away from the party.
Many of these voters simply did not like Trump, so they either stayed home or voted Democrat in the 2020 election.
That appears to have changed, as reports are now surfacing that polling in suburban Pennsylvania is now leaning toward the Republican Party again.
Pennsylvania was a crushing blow for Republicans in 2020.
It was one of several battleground states that Republicans were hoping to win but that went to Biden.
Republicans need those voters to come back in 2022 if the are to retake Congress, and that appears to be what is now happening.
If the 2021 races were any indication, this could be a state that really hurts Democrats in 2022.
Politico reported, “Largely overlooked amid the party’s dismal suburban results in Virginia and New Jersey last week, Republicans regained ground in the vote-rich Philly suburbs after years of losses under Trump.
“The GOP flipped multiple row offices in populous Bucks County, carried a state Supreme Court race there, and even came close to winning seats on the county council in Delaware County, where Biden romped by nearly 30 points in 2020.”
This shift to the right in PA will be tested in the upcoming 2022 race, as Trump has already jumped behind at least one candidate in the congressional race in the state.
If Trump’s candidates come away the winner, it could give him hope that he can carry the state in 2024, unlike 2020.
This is one state we will definitely be watching on Election Day 2022.