With only two weeks to go until the midterm elections, the chances for Democrats appear to be decreasing. Currently, many Democratic candidates are struggling to win their races, and several Democratic key figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and even President Biden don’t appear to be the top choices for voters, as many are calling for them to be replaced.
Democrats have recently been asking for “new blood” to rise in the party. This idea is particularly popular with more left-leaning members of the party, such as the “Squad”. Voters though don’t appear to be too interested in the “woke” culture and they are instead trying to find solutions to the economic troubles that plague them.
Democratic Ohio Senate candidate Rep. Tim Ryan in September said that it was time for a new generation of leadership to emerge in the party. This was a comment he made after being asked about whether President Biden should run for a second term in 2024.
Biden has had very low approval rates for more than a year and is not a particularly popular member of the party in Ohio. Some of the latest approval polls show that only 37% of Americans approve of Joe Biden’s performance.
Ryan has said that new leaders were needed not just in the Democratic party, but also in the Republican party. Throughout his campaigning this midterm, Ryan has not called for Biden to appear with him and support him.
Still, despite these criticisms, Ryan’s voting records appear to be completely aligned with both Pelosi’s and Biden’s votes.