Democrats weighed down by Biden scramble for message

Democrats are scrambling for a message to break through to voters as the days tick down to the midterm election and President Biden’s approval rating remains mired at around 40 percent.


They got a wake-up all in last year’s state-level races in New Jersey and Virginia, two bellwether states that signaled a coming Republican tidal wave in the 2010 midterm elections, when then-President Obama was also struggling with a low approval rating.


Yet months after losing the Virginia governor’s race, and almost losing New Jersey’s, the political picture for Democrats hasn’t gotten better. Instead, Biden’s numbers have gotten worse.