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A Democrat pollster and strategist has given some disturbing news to President Joe Biden that could mean the end of his presidency.
For Democrats, there are certain demographics of which they must win the majority if they want to achieve victory in any election. Among them are minority, LGBTQ, and young voters.
But Stan Greenberg said that those voters are starting to move toward former President Donald Trump during his appearance on CNN on Friday.
“’This is grim.’ Those are the words of the veteran Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who teams up with James Carville at the Democracy Corps, found young voters, black voters, Hispanic voters, LGBTQ voters, all of them collectively gave Donald Trump a higher approval rating than President Biden,” CNN anchor John King said to the Democrat strategist.
“Yes. I reiterated it was grim because there is a path. The grim is in that the base is a problem. We’re behind in this race in the base. Approval of the president is lower than that of Trump in the base. Probably the hardest part about that is that if the issues at play, it’s not just we’re not doing well now and inevitably the structure of the race will come back,” the strategist said.
“I think we’re dealing with issues of prices, wages not keeping up with inflation. We’re dealing with crime. We’re dealing with the border. We’re dealing with issues that eroding our people on the issues. We can, I believe, get them back. I think there’s a path in this poll. there’s a structure that’s actually pretty democratic if you look beyond the president’s numbers,” he said.
Biden, meanwhile, has been touting his “Bidenomics” plan and insisting that his economic policies have made the lives of Americans better.
But what they are telling pollsters is that Bidenomics has caused them to spend less this Christmas season and, in many cases, has them working more hours or working another job simply to afford the holidays.
In the survey, Empower’s 2023 holiday spending report, a whopping 74 percent of the 1,000 people polled said that inflation has caused them to spend less this holiday season, and 31 percent said they are working more hours to afford it, Fox Business reported.
“The survey shows that over a third (34%) are trimming their budgets in favor of saving this year, while others are cutting back on buying gifts or non-essential expenses like dining out to stay on track,” Empower representative Courtney Burrell said to Fox Business.
“How you allocate your holiday budget will depend on what’s most important to you – this year, you may prioritize travel to visit family that you typically only see during the holidays over decorations or cut back on social commitments in order to give yourself a larger budget for holiday gifts,” she said.
“Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they plan to spend less than $250 on gifts this year, and more than one in 10 told Empower they are budgeting more than $1,000,” the report said.
Still, numbers show that people are spending this holiday season as shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend broke records, and holiday shopping in general is expected to break records.
“However, the spending spree comes as U.S. consumers are already carrying record levels of credit card debt, and some experts are concerned a potential crisis is brewing as the balances rack up, and more people find themselves unable to pay them back – especially at today’s high interest rates,” Fox Business reported.
In October, a more devastating report on the economy came for the president.
A poll showed that only 39 percent of voters in four key swing states—Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina—have confidence in the president’s ability to handle the economy, RealClearPolitics reported.