The Democratic Party is heading into the midterm elections with a lot at stake: the majority in Congress. So far, the Biden Administration is poorly rated by Americans, since, according to a CBS News-YouGov poll, 79% believe that the situation in the United States is "out of control" and that must change after these upcoming elections.
During speeches and rallies, Joe Biden has focused his candidacy on abortion, which is one of the key issues in society. The president's first step, if he manages to get a majority in Congress, is to overcome the Supreme Court’s decision and push to pass a federal law recognizing the right to abortion. Aside from that, federal funding for abortions is one of the public proclamations the president made. Stacey Abrams joins the Democratic Party’s public proclamations by declaring that the recipe for reducing inflation is more abortions. Despite Democrats insistence, abortion is not the major concern for the majority of voters.
What is of more concern?
Other aspects, such as the economy, are of more concern. Six out of ten Americans disapprove of Biden's economic management. In the last 40 years, the United States has never experienced such high levels of inflation as it has during the Biden Administration. In September, inflation reached 8.2%. Prices keep going up but they are not keeping pace with Americans' purchasing power.
This is reflected in the fact that more than half of American households are struggling due to the poor economic situation. In fact, as many as seven out of ten people look for extra work to cover their expenses. Prices also influence the cost of raising a child. Parents need up to $300,000 to feed, house and educate each of their children. Despite these arguments, Biden assures citizens "the economy is strong as hell.”
Crime is another issue of greater concern than abortion. Some of the measures taken by the Biden Administration and its progressive prosecutors, such as police defunding, cause homicides, robberies or assaults to go up. Violent crime increased 4% in 2022 and the six cities with the highest murder rate per capita are governed by Democratic mayors.
"Invasion" of the southern border
More than half of Americans believe that an "invasion" is taking place on the border with Mexico. The fact is that immigrants who cross the border illegally run the risk of homicide or sexual assault. In total, more than five million illegals have entered the country and Border Patrol has managed to apprehend 2.5 million illegal immigrants so far this year. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz blames the Biden Administration for its immigration policy.
In addition to these statistics, we can’t forget about the controversial sanctuary cities. New York, Washington D.C., or Chicago, all governed by Democratic mayors, are some of the cities that offered to take in all immigrants and are now among the most dangerous cities in the United States. Republican governors like Greg Abbott send immigrants to these cities and receive the support of the majority of Americans. Biden fails to see this immigration crisis.
Education is also of greater concern, with parents placing greater emphasis on their children receiving better educational content that is not based on woke indoctrination.