President Joe Biden is struggling to appeal to nonwhite voters, according to New York Times/Siena College national polls.
The Times reports that Biden leads Trump by just 53% to 28% among registered nonwhite voters, marking a significant decline in Biden’s support compared with 2020. If Biden cannot reverse the decline, he may well lose the 2024 election as he won the 2020 election with more than 70% of nonwhite voters.
Biden worked alongside former president Barack Obama during the latter’s time in the White House. However, whatever headstart Obama’s popularity gave Biden has already lapsed.
“Biden dropped the ball for me on inflation, so no I don’t think he’s doing a good job — not just because I don’t think he has the cognitive ability to do it effectively, but because he knows no one like us. And by that I mean middle-class America,” said Mr. Beatty, a former Democrat who is now a registered Independent, told the Post-Gazette.
Over the last year, Americans have seen a 4.9% rise in consumer prices — significantly above the Federal Reserve’s 2% target but outperforms the rate in Europe and elsewhere.
“I’m not here to declare victory. We got a long way to go in the economy,” Biden said. “I’m here to say we have more work to do. We have a plan that’s turning things around pretty quickly. Bidenomics is just another way of saying ‘restore the American dream,'” Biden told a crowd of union supporters at the Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia in July.
Beatty disagrees with Biden’s boast.
“Maybe for his friends. It is about the rich getting richer and putting us working class people against each other instead of looking at the real problem. The real problem is the rich people against poor people. It’s more classism than racism,” he said.