Will Voters Stick With Biden’s Outlook For America, Or Take It In A Different Direction?

by | Nov 6, 2022 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his party’s control over Congress teetering on the brink, President Joe Biden has traveled the country this fall trying to turn the midterm elections into a choice between two visions for America. On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to stick with his outlook or take the country in a different direction.Biden is dealing with difficult challenges in elections that will set the dynamics for the rest of his first term. Presidents tend to see their party suffer major setbacks in their second year in office, and in addition, Biden is saddled with a cloudy economic picture and the limits of his own popularity.AdvertisementIn the campaign’s closing sprint, Biden has tried to rely on a message that promotes his accomplishments — many of which will take years to be truly felt — and warns of the consequences of a GOP takeover of Congress.Biden has tried to project resolute optimism about holding Congress, saying Friday that he feels “really good” about keeping majorities in the House and Senate. Advisers maintain that voters still broadly support the president’s agenda, even if they are down on the overall direction of the country because of inflation, gas prices and the sour tenor of political discourse.A key question is whether voters will give Democrats more time to deliver on promised progress — infrastructure projects in the offing, drug prices that are promised to fall, climate change plans that are years away from being fully in place. Or will they turn elsewhere in search of more immediate solutions to top-of-mind economic concerns?President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia.Patrick Semansky via Associated PressAdvertisementIt didn’t help Biden’s cause that West Vi …

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