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Biden is trying to move forwards with wins in the shadow of criticism He fights inflation while Trump is being investigated in Congress

President Biden finally takes his show on the road. He and his administration officials are headed to tour the country to promote the sweeping climate, tax, and health care bill that President Obama



Vice-President Biden is getting ready to hit the road.

President Obama and the Democratic Party are counting on the passage of a sweeping climate, tax, and health care bill to improve their electoral prospects in November’s midterm elections, so they’ve sent Vice President Biden and other administration officials on a cross-country tour to promote the legislation.

Despite signs that inflation and gas prices are slowly coming down, the tour is being held under the cloud of persistently low approval ratings and questions swirling among Democrats as to whether he should run for re-election in 2024.

And then there’s Donald Trump. Republicans have claimed that Vice President Biden is using the FBI and Justice Department to investigate the former president in order to attack a political enemy, a claim that the White House has tried desperately to dispel.

In spite of his impressive record of victories, he has recently been unsuccessful. One Democratic donor said, “He just can’t catch a break right now.” This person compared the current situation to Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, when he was trailing in the polls and being overshadowed in the media by his opponent.

In recent days, Biden’s allies have quietly expressed their displeasure that the president’s time at Mar-a-Lago has overshadowed his string of domestic victories. A judge on Thursday indicated that he may unseal parts of an affidavit accompanying the search warrant the Justice Department used, so the news about the FBI investigation into Trump keeps coming.

Xochitl Hinojosa, a former communications director at the Democratic National Committee, has said, “The reality is that there is so much news every single day and [Biden’s] accomplishments can sometimes get lost if you’re not out there, talking about that every day” (DNC). “If you look at everything he’s accomplished, and especially the Inflation Reduction Act, you have to keep talking to voters and spending money to not only convince voters, but to turn them out around our successes ahead of the midterm elections,” the president said.

On Thursday, November 2, the president will rally voters at a Democratic National Committee event in Maryland, and on Monday, November 5, he will host a celebration at the White House to celebrate the success of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). After that, we’ve heard that he’ll be making a cross-country tour to promote the IRA, per the White House.

Until the end of August, the cabinet has scheduled 35 trips to 23 different states as part of an IRA roadshow.

The president will host a rally at the White House on March 1 to celebrate the success of the Inflation Reduction Act, and he will also speak at a Democratic National Committee event in Maryland on Thursday, November 2. (IRA).

Starting on Wednesday, cabinet members will embark on a 35-trip roadshow across 23 states to promote the IRA. The roadshow will run through the end of August.

One Democratic strategist acknowledged that the next few months would be difficult, especially with worries about inflation in the background, and warned that Biden would have to carefully “pick his spots.”

The strategist acknowledged, “It’s a juggle for Biden.” The president “has got the agenda accomplishments that he can point to,” but “in many ways he is a bystander,” and “the bystander presidency.”

When asked about Biden’s recent legislative successes, they said, “He wasn’t the primary driver on the IRA, he wasn’t the primary driver on chips or gun legislation.” Still, “he has a lot to run on.”

Political observers have noted that Biden has benefited from the attention given to Trump.

Princeton University history and public affairs professor Julian Zelizer remarked, “He can do both at once.” You should highlight his achievements and warn the public about the perils of a Republican majority.

Rather than letting one issue take over, Zelizer argues that Democrats should focus their attention on both. As the saying goes, “It’s hard to make gains in a midterm year. But we’re aiming for incremental gains among undecided voters.

While some praise the Democrats’ big legislative win, others claim that swing voters are too preoccupied with the economy and high inflation (and not necessarily Trump) to be swayed by such news.

The former assistant secretary of the Commerce Department under President George W. Bush, Bruce Mehlman, said that while the IRA is a major policy win for the administration, politically it seems more likely to rally the Dem base than win over swing voters concerned by stressful macroeconomic trends.

Gallup senior editor Jeff Jones doubted that Biden would see a significant boost because of domestic policy achievements’ limited ability to sway voters’ opinions.

“A lot of it is determined by the approval rating… and his approval rating is low even if he did get some kind of bump from the recent news,” he said.

A new poll released this week found that 42% of registered voters approve of the job Vice President Biden is doing as a result of his signing the IRA. His approval rating was 39% in the same survey that was just released last week.

Polls have consistently shown the president’s approval rating to be below 40% in recent months, a number that has refused to budge despite his best efforts.

This is “in part by design,” according to Democratic strategist Joel Payne: “most presidents either have an anchor effect or a buoy effect,” and “right now it seems like this president is having a neutral effect.”

The president has stepped aside in some cases, but the Republicans still haven’t figured out how to wrap up Trump’s unfinished business. The 45th president, whom Biden narrowly lost to, is still the main focus of attention at the moment.

While the White House has been working to shift the focus to their successes, other news from Trump World has been taking up air time, such as the guilty plea of former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg this week for tax fraud.

Katie Grant Drew, a communications strategist for the Democrats, has said that despite all the noise, the IRA, the CHIPs and Science Act, and the gun control legislation give Democrats plenty to talk about with voters in the next three months until the midterms.

This, according to Drew, principal at Monument Advocacy, “gives Democrats a real, positive record to run on,” rather than having to make the “much tougher argument” of what Democrats would do if they had larger majorities.

“Democrats will need to keep the message direct and simple: this law is going to lower health care costs, seniors will pay less for their prescription drugs, and it’s the most significant step taken to tackle the climate crisis,” she continued. This demonstrates that Democrats are capable of passing significant legislation, the speaker said.

For this article, Morgan Chalfant pitched in.

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