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The Biden administration will launch a national tour to showcase legislative achievements in key states over the medium term

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President Biden and his administration are expected to launch a national tour in the coming weeks to bolster his standing with voters and promote his recent legislative victories, as Democrats face an uphill battle three months from the midterm elections in november.

According to the White House, Biden plans to rally support across the country by touting recent policy and policy successes, including the passage of a massive social spending and tax bill officially known as the Bill. on reducing inflation. The tour may also serve as an attempt to help stave off historic trends that could see Republicans seize control of the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate.

Exact destinations and dates for the tour beyond August have yet to be released, but will include both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as a number of Cabinet members.

This month, members of Biden’s cabinet are expected to make 35 trips to 23 states, including Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to Colorado, Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to New Mexico and Secretary to Interior Deb Haaland in California, Politico reported. .

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President Joe Biden leaves Holy Spirit Catholic Church after attending mass on Johns Island in South Carolina on August 13, 2022.
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The tour is also expected to include a stop by Biden in Ohio for the grand opening of a new Intel factory following the recent passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, a bill that the administration says , will lead to increased research, development and manufacturing of American semiconductors.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance’s campaign praised the CHIPS Act, but suggested that Biden and his Democratic opponent, Rep. Tim Ryan, supported policies that , he says, hurt everyday Ohios.

“The CHIPS Act is critical to American manufacturing and what it means for the future of Ohio. Now is the time to ask Joe Biden and Tim Ryan why they continue to block policies that make it harder for average Ohioans put food on their tables,” said Vance spokesperson Taylor Van Kirk.

The administration has struggled in recent months to make progress with the American people over the failure of its “Build Back Better” agenda in Congress, decades-high inflation rates and record oil prices. gasoline, led to Biden’s approval rating plummeting.

A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, however, showed that Biden had recovered slightly from the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, but was still underwater with just 40% of American adults approving of his performance. professionals.

The same Reuters/Ipsos poll showed a statistical tie in Americans’ party preference when they went to the polls in November. Thirty-three percent said they would vote for a Republican candidate, while 35% said they would vote for a Democrat.

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Then-President Donald Trump speaks after presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Olympic gold medalist and former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable at the White House on December 7, 2020 in Washington, DC

Then-President Donald Trump speaks after presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Olympic gold medalist and former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable at the White House on December 7, 2020 in Washington, DC
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Historically, the party that controls the White House and both houses of Congress faces an uphill battle in the midterm election cycle. Most analysts predict that the Republicans will eventually take control of the House of Representatives, while the battle for the Senate seems far from decided.

According to a recent Fox News poll, Biden’s favor remains lower than that of former President Trump at the same point in his presidency despite trending upwards, raising questions about whether the Democrats’ recent successes will hold up. will translate favorably for the party at midterm.

Republicans, who controlled both the House and Senate during Trump’s first two years in office, lost control of the House to Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections with a swing of more than 40 seats. They did, however, win two seats in the Senate.

Fox News Digital reached out to the Democratic National Committee to comment on Biden’s planned trip and whether it would help Democrats retain control of the House and Senate, but received no response.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Representative Tim Ryan answers a question during the Ohio Senate Democratic primary debate on March 28, 2022 at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Representative Tim Ryan answers a question during the Ohio Senate Democratic primary debate on March 28, 2022 at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.
(Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Fox News Digital also reached out to Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio’s campaign about Biden’s visit to the state and whether he thought it would benefit his Senate race, but also received no response. .