NY Times Notes Most Democrats Do Not Think Much Of The Bidenconomy

I’m sure they’ll find a way to cover for Biden, right?

Even Most Biden Voters Don’t See a Thriving Economy

Presidents seeking a second term have often found the public’s perception of the economy a pivotal issue. It was a boon to Ronald Reagan; it helped usher Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush out of the White House.

Now, as President Joe Biden looks toward a reelection campaign, there are warning signals on that front: With overall consumer sentiment at a low ebb despite solid economic data, even Democrats who supported Biden in 2020 say they’re not impressed with the economy.

In a recent New York Times/Siena College poll of voters in six battleground states, 62% of those voters think the economy is only “fair” or “poor” (compared with 97% for those who voted for Donald Trump).

The demographics of Biden’s 2020 supporters may explain part of his challenge now: They were on balance younger, had lower incomes and were more racially diverse than Trump’s. Those groups tend to be hit hardest by inflation, which has yet to return to 2020 levels, and high interest rates, which have frustrated first-time homebuyers and drained the finances of those dependent on credit.

So, the people doing OK in the Bideconomy are rich? Huh. The economy, as defined by the stock market, GDP, steadily falling inflation numbers, and unemployment is doing great. Those figures do not translate into what the avg citizen feels what they pay out for weekly necessities as wages, prices etc. always lag behind these statistical economic indicators. Combine that with all world turmoil with regional wars, the disinformation being shoveled out in an upcoming election year and that is the reality on the ground vs. upbeat statistics.

But if the election were held today, and the options were Biden and Trump, it’s not clear whether voter perceptions of the economy would tip the balance.

“The last midterm was an abortion election,” said Joshua Doss, an analyst at the public opinion research firm HIT Strategies, referring to the 2022 voting that followed the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling. “Most of the time elections are about ‘it’s the economy, stupid.’ Republicans lost that because of Roe. So we’re definitely in uncharted territory.”

And therein lies the question: will the damaging economy matter in 2024? Trump is just too polarizing, and, if he does the same old schtick it could turn off enough people that he fails to win enough of the states he needs to win, even against a horrible president like Biden.

Nuñez isn’t alone in feeling dissatisfied with the economy but still bound to Biden by other priorities. Of those surveyed in the six battleground states who plan to vote for Biden in 2024, 47% say social issues are more important to them, while 42% say the economy is more important — but that’s a closer split than in the 2022 midterms, in which social issues decisively outweighed economic concerns among Democratic voters in several swing states. (Among likely Trump voters, 71% say they are most focused on the economy, while 15% favor social issues.)

How much of a difference will having all those illegals in NYC, Chicago, Boston, etc. make? Democrat voters see the problems created by Democrat policies. But, they keep coming out in droves to vote the same way. The NY Post blasted AOC for noting that New Yorkers are blowing out of the city because they cannot afford it, due to the very policies Democrats like her enact.

It’s difficult for presidents to directly control inflation in the short term. But the White House has addressed a few specific costs that matter for families, for example, by releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to contain surging oil prices in late 2022. The Inflation Reduction Act reduced prescription drug prices under Medicare and capped the cost of insulin for people with diabetes. The administration is also going after what it calls “junk fees,” which inflate the prices of things such as concert tickets, airline tickets and even birthday parties.

It’s only difficult when Democrats are in office. When Republicans have the White House they get blasted by the NY Times. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was a gimmick that did not help in the long term, and has left it dangerously low. It only capped a dozen drugs, with the prices having nothing to do with inflation. Junk fees? That would do what, exactly? Things are not good. But, will Trump, if he’s the GOP candidate, do the things necessary to blow up the Biden/media narrative, or be the same old bull in a China shop, going after people personally and forgetting to talk policy?

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10 Responses to “NY Times Notes Most Democrats Do Not Think Much Of The Bidenconomy”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    They will still vote for Biden though because Trump will destroy the universe.

    Of course, the Democratic party no longer needs actual voters, just votes.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Teach opines: Trump is just too polarizing, and, if he does the same old schtick it could turn off enough people that he fails to win enough of the states he needs to win

    Ruh roh, did Mr Teach just admit that Trump lost the 2020 election?? Sadly, it’s true that a handful of battleground states determines the US president independent of the vote of the American people!

    Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nevada… candidates don’t even need to campaign in deep red or deep blue states!

    Question: How did the Wisconsin Republicans (huge majorities in Wi House AND WI Senate) permit the Dems to “steal” the statewide elections? Dems control the Gov, Lt Gov, presidential election, Senate elections (1 Dem, 1 Ron Johnson who eked out a < 1% win), state Supreme Court election. Since rules for the presidential elections are set by each state, how were the Dems able to steal WI for Biden?

    BTW, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina are also GOP dominated state legislatures.

    Clearly Wisconsin has more Dem voters than Repub voters but have 6 Rs and only 2 Ds in the US House!! The Repubs have nearly 2 to 1 advantages in both the State House and State Senate.

    After losing WI in 2020, President Fat Donnie declared war on the state’s GOP

    “Wisconsin Republican leaders Robin Vos, Chris Kapenga, and Devin LeMahieu, are working hard to cover up election corruption, in Wisconsin. … Don’t fall for their lies! These REPUBLICAN ‘leaders’ need to step up and support the people who elected them by providing them a full forensic investigation. If they don’t, I have little doubt that they will be primaried and quickly run out of office.”

    Classic Fat Donnie fat lie. LOL.

    In fact, Wisconsin DID conduct a full forensic audit of the vote. Fat Donnie lost.

  3. JG says:

    Dems tend to vote one way always. I believe that with the economy, crime, illegals, and the MSM lies being found out by most people going to streaming that is increasing the move away from the Dems.

    I think the Dems will insert another person to replace Biden at the DNC Convention as their candidate. It could be Newsom the Governor of California or Michelle Obama. I think it will be Michelle so Barack can keep hold on the White House and they can try to keep Black and Suburban Mom vote. I do not think it will work as the Blacks do not like what the Dems have been doing with the illegals and the suburban moms do not like the crime and economy issues. All see Trump fixing things.

    • Professor Hale says:

      This seems very likely. A ringer thrown in at the last minute to shield him/her from the rigors of campaigning and giving opposition candidates no chance to credibly campaign against them. Republicans will spend the whole campaign period campaigning against Biden corruption, incompetence, and senility only to find themselves running against someone younger and not as corrupt. Sort of like how the Hillary campaign paid Sanders to run against her in the primary to make her look younger and more competent by comparison.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Recall that in 2020 President Biden trounced then-president Trump while not campaigning at all.

        I hardly seems possible but Americans are more tired of Trump’s scheisse today than in 2020.

        Do you have evidence that the Clinton campaign paid Senator Sanders to run?

        Or is it in the same file where you store the evidence that Biden stole the election?

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Add it to the list of vote fraud.

    The Democrats and the media have long maintained that the 2020 election was “the most secure election in U.S. history,” but, according to court documents, the former general registrar of Prince William County, Va., who was indicted on corruption charges last year, is alleged to have “changed election results” in the 2020 election.

    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif


  5. Dana says:

    On September 6, 2016, my good friend Heather Long, now with The Washington Post but then with CNN, wrote an article, Problem: Most Americans don’t believe the unemployment rate is 5%. The official U-3 unemployment rate was 4.9% at the time she wrote:

    But regular people appear to have their doubts about how healthy America’s employment picture is. Nearly a third of those survey by Rutgers believe unemployment is actually at 9%, or higher.

    The August, 2016 U-6 rate was 9.6%, right in line with Americans’ perceptions. U-6 is defined as:

    Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force.

    Two months later, Hillary Clinton was told by the voters that she would remain a private citizen.

    Inflation, we are being told, is now well under control, at 3.2% year over year, but when people go to the grocery store, it sure doesn’t feel like that. A gallon of 1% milk at Kroger was 99¢ in 2020; it’s $2.79 a gallon now, an 81.82% increase. Current inflation may now be lower, but it’s still riding on top of the much larger inflation rates of 2021 and 2022.

  6. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    As soon as you hear leftist state that inflation is coming down the first thing you should say is compared to what? Inflation is down this year complained that hyperinflation we had last year and the year before.

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