To beat back a GOP victory my fellow Dems must focus on economy in last days before midterms
Democrats are ready to take on President Donald Trump in the midterm elections.
But first they must make a sustained campaign to ensure that Americans see Republicans in Washington as the party of the rich and well- connected. They have to make sure they have an economy that works for working people, not the 1% and that they can’t be bullied out of this election.
This summer, a new poll told the truth: That the economy that exists for the rich is the economy that exists for the rest of America. It’s time to admit that the Democrats are going to have to beat back an election that Republicans are going to win, and the economy is going to be the story in the closing weeks before the midterms.
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that voters have had enough of a ‘bad’ economy.
The most recent survey, conducted before the midterm elections, found that 43 percent of voters now agree the economy is going “in the wrong direction,” while 35 percent believe it’s in the right direction.
That’s the starkest indication yet that the economy, and the jobs and economic growth it creates, are far from the only concern for the American electorate.
In other words, they are not only not willing to put up with a bad economy, they want to see the economy improve. And they are willing to put up with a dysfunctional congress if it means making their lives better.
The poll found that voters’ concern about the economy was driven by Democrats, but it’s also driven by independents, Republicans and even a majority of Trump voters.
As for Trump voters, 61 percent of them say the economy is going “in the wrong direction,” 36 percent say it is in the right direction. And a majority of independents, 47 percent of whom agree the economy is going “in the wrong direction,” said so.
In other words, voters are saying the economy is not only the largest concern they face, but is the most significant, too.
If we are going to have an economy that creates good jobs and grows the economy, then it has to work for all of America, not just the 1 percent. And it can’t be driven by one party – the Republicans – and is