Is the Democratic Party the new champion of the well off? Losing the working class?
“Working-class voters have historically been central to the Democratic coalition and the party’s leaders have tended to emphasize polarizing policies that are especially popular with those voters and on which the Republican Party could be depicted as out-of-touch.
“The Biden White House has done the opposite. Americans of different classes have generally similar and positive views of the broadly supported policies, and then views that diverge significantly on the polarizing policies. But the direction of that divergence is reversed from what a successful politician might aim to achieve. Views among upper-class Americans remain largely positive, while views among working-class Americans plummet.”
“The sectors of Black America that have long sided with Democrats at the polls aren’t just losing faith in Biden. They’re starting to cast a berth between themselves and the party he represents.
“Polls conducted by the New York Times and Siena College last November reveal that 22 percent of Black voters in six of the most important battleground states – Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – said they would support Trump in 2024. While Biden still carries the advantage among this voting group, the increase in support for Trump shakes the core of Biden’s voter foundation.”
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