Political science professor says problem with Democrats is ‘messaging’

Prior to the 2024 election cycle, in which they will have to preserve 23 seats, Senate Democrats are having problems communicating with voters, The Hill reported.

They claim that they intend to run on the basis of their successes from the last Congress. But there could be an issue there: Voters throughout the nation overwhelmingly agree that President Biden hasn’t accomplished anything.

About 62% of Americans said they don’t think President Biden has done much in his first two years in office, according to a Washington Post-ABC News survey released on Monday.

Only 32% of Americans believe Biden has improved the roads and bridges in their communities, and only 30% believe he has reduced the cost of prescription drugs, despite the passage of significant infrastructure investment legislation in 2021 and prescription drug reform in the Inflation Reduction Act last year.

“My first reaction is the Democrats have a messaging problem,” said Ross K. Baker, a professor of political science at Rutgers University.

“Certainly the consistent message has been the Schumer message that the accomplishments of the Biden administration are really unprecedented, practically back to the time of the New Deal,” the professor underscored. “It is objectively an impressive list, but somehow the public seems to be rejecting that message perhaps because subjectively they’re not seeing the results.”

According to a Washington Post-ABC News survey released on Monday, only 32% of independents nationally believe Biden has made significant contributions, with 66% saying the same of him.

Senate Democrats are using the survey in a more positive way, claiming that it demonstrates how much support they can get from voters by putting the laws that Biden signed into effect and making them known to the general public.

Biden will do that, according to aides, during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, when he will emphasize the important laws passed since he entered office.

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