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With midterms looming, Biden may lose support of Big Tech, minority voters

Facing crises like rising inflation to escalating Russian aggression, Biden risks seeing his falling poll numbers translate into the loss of the Democratic Party's tenuous control of Congress

US President Joe Biden in Tokyo, Japan ahead of Quad summit. (Photo: Reuters)

US President Joe Biden

Rachel Rosenthal | Bloomberg
President Joseph Biden couldn’t have beaten Donald Trump in 2020 without the support of Big Tech and Black voters. Donations from Silicon Valley employees and political action committees gave the former vice president a critical cash advantage in the final scramble to election day, while Black voter turnout tipped the balance in key states such as Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. “When this campaign was at its lowest — the African-American community stood up again for me,” Biden said in his acceptance speech. “They always have my back, and I’ll have yours.”

Now, facing a host of intractable domestic and foreign

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First Published: May 29 2022 | 8:52 AM IST

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