Democrats are in a panic. After a Quinnipiac poll released last week showed Biden’s approval rating has plummeted, Senate Democrats were compelled to hold a “crisis meeting.”
The Daily Mail reports that after several months of party infighting, damaging media reports about vice president Kamala Harris, and devastating Democratic losses in Virginia, “Senate Democrats huddled with pollsters and advisors last week to try to assess the situation.”
Among those in attendance was reportedly former senior White House advisor to Biden, Anita Dunn. A source familiar with the meetings told The Hill that the pollsters level of concern was “extremely high.”
Senate Democratic Steering Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) allegedly organized the meeting with the Democratic pollsters. “We’re just talking about how we’re going to message. Mostly it was talking about Build Back Better” Klobuchar claimed.
The Hill reported one Democratic senator who requested anonymity stated “the Democratic base is very frustrated and very depressed about our inability to just get things done.” The senator added, “The American Rescue Plan has worn off. That was a million years ago.”
Klobuchar told The Hill that the numbers aren’t as bad as some of her colleagues are making them out to be. She also said the best way to get better poll results is to pass meaningful legislation.
Klobuchar claims it’s just a symptom that Democrats need to “get things done.”
“Unlike the other party, when things happen with the electorate, we look at what we’re doing as opposed to trying to change our voters, which is what they’re doing with their voter suppression.”