Despite the onslaught of media reports about polls on the 2024 election that’s got Republicans acting out on a sugar high, there’s actually a bit of decent polling for Democrats that hasn’t gotten much attention at all from the media.
It’s my own speculation that the oversampling of Republicans for many of these polls is due to a lot of pollsters looking to correct themselves from 2020, when the former guy did a bit better with infrequent voters than expected. Now we’re seeing a YouGov poll that shows a 46% approval rating for President Biden on his handling of the economy, while similar polls are showing a spike in approval about how well the president is handling the Israeli-Hamas conflict.
To put it in perspective, that’s a nine-point swing in approval on the economy for President Biden since September, and it’s accompanied by things like record job growth that we’ve witnessed since Joe Biden took office and dropping gas prices, as well as 0.0% price increases over the last month – all clear signs for the economy that people are beginning to notice.
This shows that despite the doomsayers, there’s room for people’s perception of the economy to change for the better – it’s just a matter of us getting our word to would-be voters ahead of 2024 – but there’s plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the state of the economy and none that Republicans can take credit for. We are the ones responsible for Democratic messaging – we just have to get out there and use it to win.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making