They have seen enough!
In the last year, more than a million voters have switched party affiliation to the Republican Party, figures that point to Democrats facing a grim midterm election in November.
An analysis by the Associated Press shows the change taking place in large and medium cities, where supporters of President Joe Biden now contend with the impact of inflation and have become more critical of the Democrats’ response to social issues.
The report by the Associated Press showed that in the last 12 months, about 1.7 million Americans changed party affiliation, more than a million turned to the Republican Party, while a mere 630,000 changed affiliation to the Democratic Party.
Despite the nominal growth the Democratic Party experienced, it won’t be enough to overcome the considerable gains made by the GOP, which will likely see the latter making substantial gains in Congress and state government in November.
Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chair, attributed the figures to “Biden’s gas hike, the open border crisis, baby formula shortage, and rising crime.”
In her statement, first reported by Fox News Digital, McDaniel also claimed, “Biden and democrats are woefully out of touch with the American people, and that’s why voters are flocking to the Republican Party in droves.”
McDaniel also doused any notion the switch would be short-lived, stating, “American suburbs will trend red for cycles to come.”
It hasn’t only been voters who voiced their criticism of Biden by switching party affiliation, Democratic lawmakers have been vocal about Biden’s response to the economic crisis.
Writing in an op-ed for the New York Times, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA.) stated, “I support the president’s efforts, but we need a bolder vision and faster action.”
Khanna suggested that “To meet the moment,” Biden needs to “convene an emergency task force empowered to lower prices and address shortages,” adding that “an all-out mobilization” was necessary to address the issue and not Biden’s current strategy of “ad hoc initiatives reacting to headlines.”