Democrats are growing concerned over decreased supported as President Joe Biden nears the end of his first year in office, according to a report by The New York Times.
Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan and pending $1.8 trillion Build Back Better plan have not been sufficient to satisfy or motivate donors as less than a year remains until the 2022 midterm elections.
“It’s frustrating to see the Democrats spend all of this time fighting against themselves and to give a perception to the country, which the Republicans are seizing on, that the Democrats can’t govern,” Bishop Reginald Jackson, who leads Georgia’s AME churches, told the Times.
Others believe Biden has not been progressive or radical enough. His efforts to stop voting reform bills in Republican-led states through a voting rights bill continue to be stopped by lawmakers.
Even among black and Hispanic voters, who generally favor Democrats, the percentages are growing who support GOP candidates, as the the 2021 Virginia election showed.
Virginia elected it first black Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears. In addition, the state elected a Hispanic Republican Attorney General.
In Texas, a majority Hispanic district also elected a Republican Hispanic leader, signaling another shift for the party in a strong Democrat area.
The odds continue to grow against the left holding power after the 2022 midterms, a move that could boot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her role.