Biden Makes Labor Day Middle Class : President Biden spoke in Philly on Labor Day. He discussed his economic record and union support. A recent Wall Street Journal study found many voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy, posing challenges for his 2024 re-election bid.
The Wall Street Journal poll from August 24-30 found that 59% of voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy. Almost 70% of voters are concerned about inflation, indicating worry over rising prices. The study raised questions about Biden’s age and public opinion of him. Most voters think he needs to be more young to run again, and only 39% like the president. The study found that if Biden ran against Trump in 2024, they would be statistically tied despite Trump’s legal issues.
In his speech to the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 in Philadelphia, Biden criticized Trump’s economic record and praised his government’s successes. He emphasized bringing jobs back to the US instead of outsourcing to China. He also mentioned ensuring workers’ pensions are secure. Biden aimed to demonstrate support for unions and an understanding of middle-class workers’ concerns. He said, “When the last guy was here, he saw the world from Park Ave.” I see it from Scranton, PA. From Claymont, DE, I can see it. He also discussed how unions benefit the middle class and the nation.
During his office, Biden supported union workers by highlighting increased pay and job creation. He said strong unions benefit union and non-union workers by improving industry standards, wages, and perks. The study’s results indicate issues with both Biden and Trump. Concerns about Biden’s age and mental health are crucial to voters. Many think he’s too old for the presidency, and there are doubts about his intelligence and strength. Concerns have arisen due to events and reports, like Biden’s stumbles, fact mix-ups, and perceived mistakes.
However, Trump faces issues due to his identity and behavior. Some think he’s honest, but many more think Biden is. The study shows Trump is less liked than Biden. When it comes to policy and behavior, more voters think Trump did better than Biden. Personalities and policies will influence the future of politics. Tony Fabrizio, a GOP pollster, says Biden excels in personality and temperament, while Trump shines in ideas and job performance. The Wall Street Journal poll highlights the significance of Biden and Trump addressing economic concerns and public perception of their age, health, and character for future campaigns.