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Focus group of undecided voters brutalize Biden's re-election hopes: 'Has he done anything? Because I haven't seen it'
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Focus group of undecided voters brutalize Biden's re-election hopes: 'Has he done anything? Because I haven't seen it'

The New York Times recently hosted a focus group of undecided voters, proving just how badly President Joe Biden is perceived among moderate voters.

A panel of 13 undecided independent voters, ages 22-64, confirmed the most important issue for voters today is the economy, including inflation and the cost of living. Only one voter feels positive about the direction of the economy compared to a year ago, and that person's justification centered on a cooled housing market.

When the voters were presented with a list of five issues — the economy, the border crisis, abortion, "protecting democracy," and the war between Israel and Hamas — and asked which single issue most influences how they will vote in November, all but one member of the group said the economy.

"People want to stop seeing the debt ceiling climb and climb. We’re at $34 trillion. We want to be responsible with our fiscal spending. We want to see a net positive trajectory of how we’re tackling our debt. We’re sending money to Ukraine, Israel, what have you, but what about the things here?" said Kenneth from Texas.

"Shouldn’t our focus be on our country right now? That’s the direction we should be taking. We’ve given enough to all the other countries to help them. We’re going down fast and hard," explained Robin from New Hampshire.

This finding should alarm Biden's campaign because poll after poll after poll has found that voters trust Donald Trump — not Biden — to handle the economy.

Even worse, when the voters were asked to describe Biden, they used words and phrases like "a little bit senile," "puppet," "disingenuous," and "unfit for the presidency." The focus group also believes Biden has accomplished almost nothing — with the exception of the infrastructure bill, support for Ukraine, and promoting racial diversity.

"Has he done anything? Because I haven’t seen it," said Robin.

"I think his presidency has been very weak and divisive," said Hal from Florida.

"Yeah, nothing economy-wise," said Kim from North Carolina.

Interestingly, the entire focus group agreed they don't want to hear more from Biden about abortion, the issue Democrats believe wins them elections. In the eyes of the voters, the issue is "solved" and a "diversion."

To be fair, the voters didn't exactly praise Trump, though they celebrated his ambition, boldness, economic policy, and ability to drive important conversations.

The most telling finding of the focus group came last. When asked by the moderator who they would vote for if the election were held today, 11 said Trump and only two said Biden.

Biden, said Meaghan from Wisconsin, has been a "disaster." He's "not inspiring," added Henry from Georgia, and he is "controlled," said Lorraine from Pennsylvania.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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