“We’ve done exactly the same thing” said an official from the Clinton White House official
President Biden uses all the power of his presidency to assist Democrats stay clear of the possibility of a Republican sweep this November. Biden is hoping that a string of executive actions will increase participation for Democrats and deflect GOP attack on key issues such as inflation. Democratic experts told Fox News Digital.
“There is no doubt Biden as well as Democrats are taking what they can do in the federal government into their midterm political message,” said Mark Penn, a Democratic strategist and pollster, as well as an Fox News contributor.
“Biden particularly has so negative approval scores that he was forced to step up and take action.”
Analysts believe that Biden’s recent executive actions are geared towards giving younger voters, who tend to vote Democrat an incentive to show up at the elections. They give as evidence Biden’s recent actions to cancel up to $20,000 of student loans for borrowers , and to pardon the sins of those that were convicted of marijuana use in federal court.
The polls show that both policies are very popular with a wide range of voters who are young. Younger Americans are more likely to gain financially than those who are older from Biden’s loan to students which is expected to cost around $500,000 over the coming 10 years.
“It is a good idea, however it could also be a way to encourage base voters since the midterms look increasingly to be an electorate with high turnout,” said Kevin Walling who is an experienced Democratic strategy consultant who was a Biden Surrogate for the campaign.
Younger voters have helped propel Biden to an small White House victory over former President Trump in 2020. However, since then the group has displayed an ambivalence towards Biden as well as Democrats.
This has been changing in recent weeks, which coincides the executive action of Biden. The Fox News poll that was conducted last week showed that Biden’s approval ratings increased three points in the last month, to 46 percent. This was mostly due to an increase of eight points in Biden’s approval score for voters who are younger than 45.
“The support of the base is there in a way they didn’t only several years ago.” added Chris Anderson who is an Democratic pollster who was a part of the poll.
To increase his popularity in the eyes of younger supporters, Biden announced Tuesday that If Democrats remain in the majority in Congress this November , they will push to codify the protections for abortion into federal law.
“The decision and the stakes are clearly laid out particularly in the context of the right to make a choice,” Biden told an audience at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. “If you are concerned about your right to decide then you must vote.”
Biden’s use of executive power for the benefit of Democrats is evident in the case of gas costs, according to strategists.
Since the beginning of last year since last year, since last year, the White House has released millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an attempt to cut down on gas prices. This strategy has yielded mixed results, as prices dropped in the summer, but they remain considerably higher than they were the time Biden was first elected to office.
Republicans believe that President Obama has reduced reserves which is a reserve of oil held by the federal government in the event in the event of a natural catastrophe or emergency, in order to achieve political gains.
“We do not aren’t in possession of an Strategic Petroleum Reserve to float Joe Biden’s pathetic poll numbers and assist the Democrats stumble into an election in the midterms,” said Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
GOP lawmakers believe that the White House’s maneuvering in politics was highlighted this month when the White House was blamed of Saudi Arabia and other oil states of threatening them to hold off cutting production until after the midterm elections.
Democratic strategists adopt more of a nuanced approach and say Republicans are only upset because Biden’s attempt to draw on the strategic reserve has weakened their overall election strategy.
“Voters are still irritated by the cost of gasoline However, they’re also seeing price drops from the peak they saw in the year,” said one Democratic consultant who asked to remain anonymous for the purpose of discussing issues at issues at the Biden White House. “Republicans may still have a slight advantage however, there’s huge difference in the price of nearly $5 per gallon in July and less than $4 in October.”
In addition to broad policy directives Biden has issued a number of executive orders of a smaller size in recent weeks, which could benefit incumbent Democrats seeking the next election.
Biden made it clear during the course of a West Coast trip last week that he would designate Camp Hale which is which was a World War II U.S. Army training facility located in Colorado and will be an official national monument. The project had long been pushed by Colorado’s Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who is facing a tougher-than-expected re-election challenge this year.
“He was at the White House, and he stated ‘I’ve told you what I’m looking for I need,'” Biden said during an event held with Bennet at Vail, Colorado. “And I said, ‘I’ll make it happen.’ Why do you think that? I was concerned that about him never leaving the White House.”
Penn who was a staffer at the Clinton White House, said these displays were created to make the candidate appear as if they were the ears of the president, especially for local viewers.
” When I worked with President Clinton We did exactly the same thing,” said Penn. “We would distribute every tool we had available prior to election time and try that our voters would be as active as they could.”