In Scranton, Pennsylvania, often celebrated as the hometown of President Biden, the sentiments of local residents tell a story that contrasts sharply with the narrative presented by the administration. Interviews conducted on the streets uncovered deep-seated feelings of disillusionment and discontent for the Biden administration.
“He praises here, but I don’t, I don’t think he actually, like grew up here,” one Scranton resident said.
It’s not just Republicans expressing their disappointment; Democrats are joining the chorus too. “I’m a registered Democrat, but I’m not happy,” said another person.
“I think he’s the worst president we ever had to be honest with you… this economy sucks,” the last interviewee said.
For a city often spotlighted as a symbol of Biden’s roots and values, the disconnect between the President’s policies and the reality of his purported hometown is increasingly evident. The sentiment in Scranton is a microcosm of a larger national mood, as Biden continues to fail to connect with the American people.
This sentiment, particularly among those who would be Joe Biden’s core supporters, reflects a broader national trend of dissatisfaction within the Democratic Party. This is starkly evident in the poll results, which show a deep divide among Democrats over Biden’s performance and U.S. foreign policy, especially towards Israel.
The divide reflects a broader discontent with Biden’s overall leadership as well. One Harvard CAPS-Harris poll further showed this, with a substantial number of Democrats and independents expressing their reluctance about Biden’s candidacy for a second term in 2024. Many have doubts about his cognitive abilities.
Trends suggest a growing rift within the Democratic Party, not only in terms of policy but also in the choice of leadership. This growing discontent among Democrats, if not addressed, could have far-reaching consequences for the party’s future and its ability to maintain unity in 2024 and beyond.
Domestic affairs don’t paint a pretty picture either. Earlier on Monday, the House Oversight Committee disclosed that Hunter Biden’s business entity, Owasco P.C., made direct monthly payments to Joe Biden. This contradicted Joe Biden’s previous assertions of non-involvement in his family’s business dealings.
New evidence now suggests a closer connection between the President’s official duties and his family’s business ventures than previously admitted.