“While President Biden and Democrats work to cut costs and continue the historic economic recovery enabled by the US bailout, Republicans have gone to great lengths to try and hold back,” said Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. said in a statement.
But months of national polls show that Americans have a very different view of the party in power. Even in predominantly liberal Los Angeles, private Democratic polls in April found Mr Biden in favor at just 58 percent, according to one person with direct knowledge of the data.
Democratic tensions over posts are on display in Ohio, where candidates in this week’s primaries reflect the full spectrum of competing positions.
Facing a contentious primary in a secure Democratic seat and supported by Mr. Biden, Ms. Brown is pushing for the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
She echoed other House Democrats in promoting the message “Democrats have delivered.”
But Biden’s advisers have personally indicated that the pitch scores poorly as a party slogan. And at another event in Ohio in late April, Nina Turner, a former state senator who challenges Ms. Brown from the left in a rematch, suggested that the Democrats hadn’t delivered nearly enough.
She pushed, among other priorities, for universal student debt forgiveness — or at the very least, canceling $10,000 in federal student debt per borrower (Mrs. Brown also supports some student debt forgiveness measures). Mr Biden, who supported the goal of $10,000 in 2020, deferred payments and forgiven significant student debt during his tenure, but some have called on him to do much more. He can take further action and there is still time to make further progress on the democratic agenda.
But for now, many on the left are disappointed that Democrats, despite control of Washington, are stuck in the divided Senate over priorities like climate and voting rights.