Dems Know That They’re Screwed

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking at the SEIU Unions for All Summit on October 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Eight Democratic Presidential candidates were scheduled to speak today and tomorrow at the summit. The presidential primary in California will be held on March 3, 2020. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The political problems of the Democrats go beyond the embarrassing defeat in Virginia. Reports Politico. A new poll has shown that the Democrat brand has been eroded over the past ten-months.

Third Way, a liberal group in suburban Virginia, spoke to focus groups. They found that their party is in serious trouble.

Third Way and its pollsters discovered that voters couldn’t name any actions by Democrats, with the exception of a few who claimed we had passed the infrastructure bill. Their report found that most Biden voters could not identify what Democrats stood for. Aside from fighting, they could not even say what they were doing in Washington.

Despite their slim majority in the House, Senate and Senate, Democrats have pursued their most radical agenda to date. This has made it difficult for legislation to be passed. They’ve also struggled with appeasing both the moderate and socialist sides of the party. Biden claimed he would bring Democrats together with Republicans in compromise. However, Biden has not been able to get the support of all his party members for key components of his agenda.

“Just one year ago, Democrats removed Donald Trump from the White House. It’s not evident to many voters what Democrats do now that they are in charge,” Polio explains.

Although the House passed a reduced-down package for social spending last week, a Democratic strategist who advises major donors said Politico that it was “too late.”

According to the Third Way report, “Voters believe that the economy is poor and no amount stats can change their mind [at least for the short-term]”. The Third Way report stated that “Jobs numbers and wage numbers, as well as the number of people who have been put back to work, do not move them.” These should be discussed [more on wage and back-to-work numbers], but they won’t have much impact when people see help wanted signs everywhere, closing restaurants because of lack of workers and rising prices. Biden is not credited for improving things even when they are.

The Democrats are also having problems because, while they believed the infrastructure and social spending legislation would help them in midterm elections Third Way found very little evidence that these would benefit them at the polls. The researchers also discovered that Biden voters don’t necessarily blame him for the ongoing problems with the supply chain, inflation, or delta variant. However, they aren’t able to find many positive things about Biden. They call Biden a disappointment. They were reluctant to admit that Biden is not up to the task, but they do not feel like he’s getting the job done.