Joe Biden has been causing worries for Democrats….
Since his State of Union speech his approval have been up to 45% range…
But the opposite of those numbers is his disapproval number is above 50%…..
While dealing with Ukraine headlines….
And a beatdown from Congress…
Biden is trying to do something to rebuild his political ‘brand’…..
President Joe Biden is stepping onto the political scene tonight. The president will attend a DNC fundraiser in Washington, according to the White House schedule. It’s his first in-person political fundraiser since he took office, and has already raised more than $3 million, according to The Washington Post.
Biden’s fundraiser appearance comes 239 days ahead of the 2022 midterm election, and at a time when Democrats are scrambling for a new midterm message. House lawmakers just huddled in Philadelphia to make a plan for the election and find some party unity. And although there’s some optimism (inside the party, at least) that Democrats could perform better than expected this fall, the chances that liberals lose control of the House and Senate are still pretty good.
Biden’s approval rating is on the rise, but it remains underwater. Republicans still have an advantage on the generic congressional ballot, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average. The beginning of the year was marked by tension between the White House and the DNC. Some Democrats are even pleading with the president to stay away from their races, like former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is running for Texas governor.
“I don’t want Joe Biden or anyone else from outside of Texas coming into this state to campaign for me or anyone else,” O’Rourke said during a South by Southwest event in Austin over the weekend.
But in the House, DCCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney is pleading with his partyto embrace Biden’s style, and appreciate that swing voters find Democrats “preachy” and “divisive.”
“The problem is not the voters,” Maloney told The Washington Post during the party retreat in Pennsylvania. “The problem is us.”
The party hasn’t come to a consensus on what its midterm message should actually be. Since Biden’s signature social spending plan has failed to make it through the narrowly divided Senate, the politics surrounding the bill are so radioactive that some Democrats asked that the phrase “Build Back Better” be retired. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested a new phrase, “Democrats deliver,” during a meeting with the White House last month, New York Times reported, but it didn’t stick….