A growing number of Democrats are leaving the party over the toxic perception of its policies during the Biden administration, according to a new report.
“The trend lines in rural America are very, very bad. … Now, the brand is so toxic that people who are Democrats, the ones left, aren’t fighting for the party,” former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp told the Associated Press.
“We’re letting Republicans use the language of the far left to define the Democratic Party, and we can’t do that,” she added.
Democrats across the nation are embarrassed about the perception of the Democrat Party’s growing toxicity. https://t.co/crayvPxsry
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 18, 2022
“Polling indicates Biden is losing among the three “Cs” – crime, coronavirus, and cost of living – all topics Americans voters highly prioritize and will vote upon coming in November,” Breitbart News reported.
“In generic ballot midterm polling, the GOP is averaging historic margins above Democrats,” the report added.
Democrats aren’t just losing votes in rural areas. They’ve been effectively ostracized from rural America, leaving party leaders with few options to reverse a cultural trend that is redefining the nation’s political landscape. My story: https://t.co/Hsrfs49Q0p
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) February 17, 2022
The party now sees the need to rebrand its style ahead of new elections, though it may be too late to make a difference for the 2022 midterms.