The purpose of the trip is to demonstrate the advantages of the presidential course on the eve of the midterm elections of 2022.
President Joe Biden, who most recently signed a bipartisan infrastructure bill, is on a trip to New Hampshire on Tuesday– a key state ahead of the 2022 elections to the House of Representatives. The purpose of the trip is to demonstrate the advantages of the presidential course.
Biden and the Democratic Party are betting that the success of bipartisan decisions and investment in infrastructure and job creation will attract the sympathy of voters.
At the same time, the opposition – the Republican Party – remains split over the role of ex-President Donald Trump, the attack of his supporters on the Capitol on January 6, and the need for cooperation with Biden on governance issues. However, Republicans won key elections this month, highlighting rising inflation and taxes during Biden’s presidency.
Judging by opinion polls, Biden’s rating is falling.
In New Hampshire, a key fight will unfold for two seats in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate.
In New Hampshire, President Biden visits Woodstock, where the NH 175 Bridge crosses the Pemigewasset River. Since 2013, this bridge has been on the “red list” of the state, where bridges in poor condition are listed.
On Wednesday, the head of the White House will travel to Detroit to talk about investments in the creation of electric vehicles, and on Friday Vice President Kamala Harris will speak in Columbus, Ohio.
During these trips, it is supposed to demonstrate to voters that the Democrats have fulfilled their promises. “We hope this will have an impact,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday.
According to Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College, it’s no secret that Biden is coming to New Hampshire to fix the situation ahead of 2022. “My latest poll shows that 68% of the population of New Hampshire believes that the country is on the wrong track,” Levesque said.
In February, shortly after Biden took office, the figure was 55%.
Midterm elections are always a difficult problem for the party in power. This month, however, Democratic defeats in Virginia and New Jersey have raised broader concerns. Analysts say Democrat Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, who is seeking re-election to a second term in 2022, could face tough opposition, even though her expected Republican main rival Chris Sununu decided to seek re-election as governor instead of challenging Hassan.