Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
Ohio voters largely disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job performance, possibly putting vulnerable Democrats such as Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-OH) at risk as they seek to hold onto their House seats and regain a majority in the lower chamber.
Among voters who remain undecided about their vote for Congress, 68% say they disapprove of Biden’s job performance compared to just 21% who approve, according to a polling memo conducted by Cygnal on behalf of the Congressional Leadership Fund. That ratio puts Sykes in a tough position for her reelection bid, especially as she runs for a second term in what is considered to be one of the more competitive races of the 2024 cycle.
The internal polling, which was first obtained by the Washington Examiner, shows a tight race in Ohio on the generic congressional ballot, with 46.1% of voters saying they’d prefer a Republican candidate compared to 45.1% who’d back a Democrat. However, only 38.7% of voters say Sykes should be reelected versus 43.3% who say she should be replaced, putting her at a disadvantage. Another 18% are still undecided, according to the poll.
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