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NY Times: Biden Support Among Women Lowest For Dem In Decades

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President Joe Biden’s approval continues to sink among key Democratic voting blocs, including women, according to a New York Times polling analysis published this week.

In fact, the analysis found that Biden’s approval rating with women is the lowest it’s been for a Democratic presidential candidate since the 2004 election, during which then-President George W. Bush handily won reelection against Democratic challenger John Kerry.

The analysis highlights growing concerns regarding the president’s reelection prospects amid escalating costs. Women, who are crucial for the Democratic vote and often make the majority of household purchasing decisions, have shifted significantly in their political preferences. Four years ago, Biden held a 13-point lead over Trump among women, but recent polling shows Trump now leading by eight points, reflecting a 21-point swing, based on the New York Times’s average from over 30 polls since January, Breitbart News noted, citing the polling data.

Soaring costs under Biden — prices overall for most household goods and items — have risen about 20 percent across the board, which has impacted how women view him, especially black and Hispanic women. The Times noted:

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Mr. Biden’s current struggles with Black and Hispanic women are especially striking. He is winning among Black women in the KFF survey by 58 percentage points, but that represents a significant drop from his 86 percentage point margin among Black women in the approach to the 2020 election, according to an average of New York Times/Siena College polls from that election. Mr. Biden’s lead with Hispanic women has also shrunk substantially, to about 12 points. The survey found Mr. Biden’s lead among women overall to be four points.

Inflation voters are more likely to be Black or Hispanic than women overall. They are more likely to be middle-aged. In Michigan, nearly 60 percent of Black women say inflation is the most important issue to their vote. A similar share of Hispanic women in Arizona say the same. For these women, inflation blows all other issues out of the water.

According to surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation, twice as many women reported being better off financially under President Trump compared to the current administration. Notably, young women, a crucial demographic for Democrats, were nearly three times more likely to say they fared better financially under Trump than under Biden. However, 41 percent of young women observed no difference in their financial situation under either administration. Similarly, half of Black women also reported no noticeable financial change between the two presidencies, the Times reported.

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Trump’s growing support among women follows his increase in support overall among black and Hispanic voters. Some surveys have him garnering more support from those two demographics than any Republican presidential candidate has managed since Nixon in the early 1960s.

While Biden and his administration continue to try and convince Americans that their lives are better under his economic policies collectively known as “Bidenomics,” the reality for a growing majority is that no, life was much better under Trump.

“Many people of all races, and especially younger voters, are dismissing President Joe Biden’s claim that ‘they have the money to spend,’ with some revealing that they went without food one day last month,” the Washington Examiner reported in May, citing a new survey.

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“In an unusual survey that tapped into the hurt many feel from inflation, minorities, young voters, and those with just a high school education suffered from food “insecurity,” Zogby Analytics said,” the outlet reported. At least 14 percent of respondents said they went at least a day without food in April.

Black Americans, a reliably Democratic voting bloc that has increasingly shifted to Trump and that Biden is attempting to hold together, have been especially hard-hit by his Bidenomics, which has produced record-high and sustained high foot prices.

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