Three Reasons Biden and the Democrats Faced a National Backlash

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy and the Labor Department’s September jobs report at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
Glenn Youngkin’s victory was only one indicator of much-larger trends.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he results are clear: Republican Glenn Youngkin’s two-point victory in Virginia — a state Joe Biden carried by ten points just a year ago — was one part of a national backlash against Democrats.

Republicans made a clean sweep of judicial races in Pennsylvania. In Texas, a heavily Hispanic statehouse district that Biden carried by 14 points elected a Republican by two points on Tuesday. And the governor’s race in New Jersey — a state Biden won by 16 points — was still too close to call on Wednesday morning.

Any explanation of Tuesday’s results needs to account for Joe Biden’s tanking

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