Republicans up 20-30 points on issues, Dems running scared, says North Carolina GOP chairman

"I'm not surprised Democrats don't want to debate," said Michael Whatley. "They cannot stand on their agenda. They cannot stand on the issues."

Published: September 22, 2022 5:59pm

Updated: September 25, 2022 11:20pm

On issue after issue, majorities of voters are aligned with Republicans, says North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley, who suspects this is why Democrat nominees for governor and Senate such as Katie Hobbs and John Fetterman have recently made news for refusing to debate their Republican opponents. 

"I'm not surprised Democrats don't want to debate," Whatley said Thursday on the "Just the News, Not Noise" TV show. "They cannot stand on their agenda. They cannot stand on the issues. You know, when you think about where the American people feel when we talk about economy, when we talk about inflation, talk about gas price talk about Southern border, Republicans have 20-30 margins on every one of the issues that American people feel about.

"So, you know, Democrats are going to want to just put their TV commercials up, they're going to want to use some soundbite. They do not want to get into details. And it's not surprising that they're gonna duck these things."

Voters can tell the difference between the Biden presidency and the Trump presidency — and will remember at the polls, said Whatley. 

"Under President Trump, we had inflation at 1.9%," Whatley said. "We had gasoline prices at $2.39 a gallon, we had a secure southern border, and we had a strong standing in the world. Here we are, not even two years later, under Democratic control, and inflation is the highest it's been in 40 years, gasoline and diesel prices are at record highs, the border is absolutely open, 4.5 million illegal immigrants have come across the border since the president took office, we had the disastrous Afghanistan pull out. We're seeing right now Russia invade Ukraine, and we're getting ready to see China invade Taiwan."

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