As Democrats cater to the increasingly radical demands of progressive, upscale voters, Republicans are gaining momentum with working-class people heading into the midterms, according to a new survey.
A New York Times/Siena College poll released Tuesday found that Democrats have a greater advantage with white college graduates than they do with nonwhite voters — and these voters are more concerned with fiercely debated issues like gun control and abortion.
Meanwhile, leaning into increasing concerns about inflation and the economy, Republicans are amassing a coalition of working-class voters in what Axios dubbed a “political realignment in real time.”
A Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday found that since Joe Biden took office, the average American worker lost $3,400 in their annual income due to the accelerating inflation, reported Fox Business.
“There are plenty of families that that’s more than their food budget a year,” E.J. Antoni, a research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told Fox Business. “I can’t emphasize enough how much this is really crushing consumers.”
“It’s truly crushing the middle class and then the White House spokesperson says these garbage lines like ‘the economy is in transition,’” he added. “Transition in the same sense, I suppose, that an iceberg transitioned the Titanic into a submarine.”
The Times poll found that among white college-educated voters, Democrats held a 20-point advantage over their Republican rivals. But Democrats and Republicans are tied among Hispanic voters, Axios reported, noting that Republicans are emphasizing they have the most diverse array of new candidates in history.
In the 2018 midterm elections, according to the publication, Hispanic voters backed Democrats by almost a 50-point margin, and in the 2016 congressional elections, the Democrats lost some college-educated white voters.
“While the corporate press pushes the self-serving narrative that the Trump-led GOP is a white supremacist party devoted to implementing a white nationalistic dictatorship, Latino voters are rushing to GOP while GOP has its most diverse class ever in 2022,” noted commentator Glenn Greenwald.
“But that’s the point,” he added. “Dems rely on ‘a slice of well-off socially liberal voters,’ thus now have ‘a bigger advantage among white college graduates than nonwhite voters.’ In other words, the exact kind of people who work in national media are Dems, hence these false narratives.”
The New York Times/Siena College poll also found that almost half of Republican voters are looking beyond Trump for a presidential candidate in 2024 and view Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) as the most favorable alternative.
When the November 2024 elections arrive, Biden will be almost 82 years old, while Trump will be 78.
Politico/Morning Consult polling also found that 35% of Americans think Trump should run in the 2024 election: 25% of Americans think he “definitely” should run, while 10% think he “probably” should run.
But 61% of Americans think he should not run again. The poll found that 48% believe Trump should “definitely not” run, and 13% think he should “probably not” run.
That same poll found that about 28% of Americans think Biden should run for president in 2024: 14% think he “definitely” should, and another 14% think he “probably” should, Politico reported.
But the polling also found that 64% of Americans think he should not run again: 46% of Americans believe Biden should “definitely not” run, while 18% think he should “probably not” run again.