Michigan voters who voted for President Joe Biden in 2020 expressed disappointment with Biden’s failure to address everyday economic issues that impact Americans and indicated he is not leaning towards voting for him in November.

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Referred to simply as “Omar,” the individual was among a focus group of “undecideds” convened to deliberate on the 2024 election and factors influencing their voting inclinations. He seemed to align with the consensus of the group regarding their sentiments on Biden and the state of the economy.

During the discussion, they were prompted to reflect on whether they felt personally better off under Biden’s economic policies compared to those of former President Donald Trump. Without exception, each member of the group expressed the belief that they would be in a better financial position under Trump’s administration.

But then the group was presented with a follow-up question: “Is there anything Joe Biden could do or say between now and the time you vote that would make you feel differently about feeling that his policies would not be as good for your family on the economy, or are you pretty much decided that Trump’s policies would be better for the economy?”

One of the women responded that Biden wasn’t addressing the economy in a meaningful way.

“I feel like he doesn’t even take accountability for what’s — at all, with what’s going on. And not even accountability, like he’s in denial that it’s happening!” she said.

“The point is Biden needs to hear the people,” Omar added. “Because when he’s talking about the economy doing stellar, he’s talking about the stock market, he’s not looking at homelessness or joblessness, he’s not … thinking about how much it costs to go to the grocery store. And he’s gaslighting literally everyone in the process.”

“And Omar, you voted for Joe Biden last time,” the moderator prompted for clarification.

“Yeah,” Omar confirmed that he had.


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