Opinion | What Democrats need to worry about most

Opinion by Karen Tumulty: What Democrats need to worry about most

1/29/2022 10:29:00 AM

Opinion by Karen Tumulty: What Democrats need to worry about most

Call it the enthusiasm gap: 61 percent of Republicans say they are highly interested in the upcoming midterm elections but only 47 percent of Democrats feel that way.

AddPart of this might be sheer exhaustion. After four years of being in a constant state of high anxiety over Trump, it is understandable that many Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters would welcome a respite from thinking about politics all the time.

AdvertisementStory continues below advertisementBut there is also evidence that what these voters are hearing from the party is not speaking to what most concerns them in their daily lives.Take, for instance, a recent survey that American Bridge 21st Century, a leading Democratic super PAC, commissioned of women in the key battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Fully 56 percent cited economic recovery as an extremely important priority they would like to see Biden and the Democrats address, with lowering health-care costs coming in second at 47 percent. They gave Republicans higher marks for actually focusing on economic issues, while saying they believed Democrats are more preoccupied with social and cultural ones.

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mostly they need to worry about their own principles and arguments because they're junk American society is getting more and more facist due to Far left Democrats. World should watch out! Joe Biden and Kamala Harris What WaPo opinion columnists need to worry about most: people losing interest in their opinions & fear-driven narratives.

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Follow Add Part of this might be sheer exhaustion. After four years of being in a constant state of high anxiety over Trump, it is understandable that many Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters would welcome a respite from thinking about politics all the time. Advertisement Story continues below advertisement But there is also evidence that what these voters are hearing from the party is not speaking to what most concerns them in their daily lives. Take, for instance, a recent survey that American Bridge 21st Century, a leading Democratic super PAC, commissioned of women in the key battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Fully 56 percent cited economic recovery as an extremely important priority they would like to see Biden and the Democrats address, with lowering health-care costs coming in second at 47 percent. They gave Republicans higher marks for actually focusing on economic issues, while saying they believed Democrats are more preoccupied with social and cultural ones. All of this suggests, among other things, that Democrats are not doing a very good job of telling their own story, which includes the fact that they passed a $1.9 trillion covid relief package with no Republican support. Advertisement Story continues below advertisement “These gaps that exist show issues where we have the opportunity to connect on the economy,” American Bridge President Jessica Floyd told me. “We’re out there doing the thing that voters want us to be doing. Voters just don’t know it. What we need to realize is our actions don’t speak for themselves.” At the same time, it doesn’t help that Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better spending package — which includes popular initiatives such as universal preschool and assistance for families — has been stymied largely because his own party cannot agree on how big it should be or what it should include. What might change the dynamic for Democrats, at least somewhat, is the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s