STORY – Covid, inflation, immigration, foreign policy or domestic reforms: the Democratic president is not judged to live up to his promises.
From our correspondent in Washington
He had campaigned for the return of jurisdiction to the White House, the reestablishment of a certain normality and the appeasement of partisan divisions. A year later, Joe Biden has hardly convinced, neither by his managerial qualities, nor his ability to turn the page on the pandemic, and the United States is more polarized than ever on almost all subjects.
A recent electoral defeat in Virginia in September, and another avoided in extremis in New Jersey, two states won by Biden in 2020, created the beginnings of panic among Democrats. These results bode ill for next year’s midterm elections, traditionally difficult for the ruling party. With a very slim majority in Congress, Democrats fear losing it in both the Senate and the House. And the presidential election of 2024 is also in the spirits. Although the president, who has just turned 79, intends to