Democrats Unsure of Biden Agenda as Midterms Loom


As President Biden’s polls numbers continue to slide into the low 40’s Congressional Democrats are questioning how much they should be touting the Biden agenda on the campaign trail. As the midterm elections loom there appears to be no consensus amongst Democrats as to what they should be saying to entice voters and avoid losing majorities in both the House and Senate.

It has become clear in recent months that the window for Democrats to score a major policy victory is shrinking. With no notable accomplishments over the past two years members of the party are now scrambling to generate campaign talking point for candidates up and down the ballot. It is unclear at this time if Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to resurrect the corpse of Biden’s Build Back Better plan in a last-ditch effort to provide voters with some form of a tangible accomplishment. 

Vulnerable incumbents Senators up for re-election like Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) are unlikely to want another failed vote on their resume heading into the elections, as any attempt of reintroducing the Build Back Better plan is likely to fail because of Republican opposition or divided Democratic support.

One anonymous Democratic Senator, who was recently interviewed by The Hill said, “Here’s the tension: You have folks who think democracy works best if senators have to take a position [by voting on proposals] and then you have folks who are deeply aware that we have five colleagues in very challenging races and we should listen to them about whether they want to take show votes that make their world much harder.”

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