A Democratic official warned that the party may lose voters as people “no longer” feel that President Joe Biden represents them.
Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez shared a list of growing concerns and issues that members of the Democratic Party have with Fox News host Jesse Watters during an interview on Monday night. Lopez forewarned that the atmosphere in Chicago was “only going to get worse” as the Democratic National Committee prepares to host its convention in the city over the summer of 2024 amid an ongoing migrant crisis, and rising crime rates.
When asked by Watters how people “on the streets” describe Biden, Lopez revealed that it’s not just Biden that Democratic voters are unhappy with, but the Democratic Party altogether.
“What they say about Joe Biden, and indeed the entire Democratic Party as a whole, is that most of the Democratic voters feel as though this party no longer represents them,” Lopez said. “That it’s been lurching too far to the left to the extreme, trying to placate the socialists, the squad, and all the rest of them while leaving a vast majority of our voting base off in the wilderness with nowhere else to go but to the embrace of the Republican Party, which they’re not doing willingly, but only because they feel they have nowhere else to go.”
Lopez continued to point out that the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election would be “close” between Biden and former President Donald Trump.
“Losing 10% of your base because you pushed them to the side can mean all the difference in states like not just Illinois, but in all those swing states that they’re going to need to win back the presidency,” Lopez added.
To date, Biden faces a 53% disapproval rating and a 44% approval rating, according to Rasmussen Reports. Similarly, a poll conducted by Tipp Insights between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 showed Biden with a 33% approval rating and a 55% disapproval rating.
A recent I&I/ TIPP poll also showed Biden losing ground with voters compared to Trump, with 41% of voters expressing support for Trump, while Biden received 39% of support from voters.
“People understand what the differences are between the Democratic and Republican Party,” Lopez added. “And people don’t make any excuses for what they will expect out of the Republican Party. They know what your party’s views are on immigration, on LGBT, on minority inclusion, things of that nature.
“They have a pretty good idea where your stances are and how they differentiate from the Democratic Party, but I think what they’re worried about is that the Democratic Party vocalizes all kinds of things and does not deliver.”