In utterly devastating news for the Democrats and Joe Biden, even 78 percent of Democrats think the country is on the wrong track.
The Associated Press finds that dissatisfaction with the way things are going is bipartisan. And both sides are very dissatisfied.
Per the AP:
An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden.
Eighty-five percent of U.S. adults say the country is on the wrong track, and 79% describe the economy as poor, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The findings suggest Biden faces fundamental challenges as he tries to motivate voters to cast ballots for Democrats in November’s midterm elections.
Inflation has consistently eclipsed the healthy 3.6% unemployment rate as a focal point for Americans, who are dealing with high gasoline and food prices. Even among Democrats, 67% call economic conditions poor.
This is horrible news for Democrats only a few months out from the 2022 elections.
It doesn’t necessarily mean Democrats will all vote Republican. Maybe marginal ones may.
But what it really means is that many Democrats will be too upset to vote at all. Enough will stay home that it will affect the Democrat’s turnout. And in elections that are often decided by less than 3 or 4 points, that is very dangerous for the donkey party.
But, ultimately it is good news for America. The fewer Democrats that come out to vote, the better.Commentary