Former President Barack Obama is flexing his political muscle in states that could decide the Senate’s balance of power, attempting to reconnect with voters who seem out of President Joe Biden’s reach.
But although Biden and Obama play for the same Democratic team, the party’s loyalty toward Obama undercuts the incumbent and his net negative 12-percentage-point approval rating before next week’s midterm elections.
Republicans have mocked Biden over House and Senate candidates distancing themselves from him. Republican National Committee spokesman Nathan Brand, for instance, contended that being branded “a Biden Democrat” is “a loser” with undecided members of the public.
“Biden can’t step foot in a swing district without reminding voters of the inflation Democrats caused, surging crime, and high gas prices,” Brand told the Washington Examiner. Read more…