Legislative successes won’t be sufficient for Democrats in the November elections, according to a CNN panelist Downtowns remain deserted.

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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Punchbowl News co-founder John Bresnahan opined on Sunday that the administration’s recent legislative successes, such as the semiconductor chip bill and the agreement reached by Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Chuck Schumer of New York on Build Back Better, would not be sufficient for Democrats to win the midterm elections.

Manu Raju questioned Bresnahan on recent congressional successes on CNN’s “Inside Politics” and if they would be sufficient to “resonate” with voters given that inflation is still high and the economy is still the top worry for Americans as we approach the midterm elections.

He referenced to CNN polling that was mentioned earlier in the episode, which revealed that 82 percent of voters feel the economy is in horrible health, and stated that “obviously” would not be enough to resonate with people.

There are still many vacant storefronts on every main street in America, according to Bresnahan. Since the pandemic, “the economy never fully recovered the way it had in the past.”

Punchbowl News co-founder John Bresnahan appeared on CNN's andquot;Inside Politicsandquot; on Sunday.

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He noted that “downtowns are still barren” and said it’s “no wonder Americans are afraid” as voters consider their 401(K) balance.

Jonathan Martin of The New York Times claimed that since the president’s approval ratings are around 40% “primarily because he’s lost support from Democrats,” the congressional gains may benefit Biden in the midterm elections.

“If Democrats think more favorably of Biden and he can demonstrate progress on a problem like climate change, for example, I believe it can raise Biden’s approval rating back to 40 or perhaps above 40. In the broad scheme of things, that may not seem like much, but it will assist in the midterm elections because Biden needs to be back at 40 for Democrats to have any chance of keeping the Senate “said Martin.

Raju also explained that following these most recent legislative successes for Democrats, there has been a “vibe shift” within the White House. He cited a number of headlines, including one from Politico that claimed the Schumer/Manchin agreement had put the president “back in the game.”

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Seung Min Kim of the Associated Press stated that the White House was “cautiously optimistic” given that the Schumer-Manchin agreement has not yet been approved.

This, she added, “demonstrates that yes, this is a positive moment for the Biden White House in terms of legislative actions, but it also serves as a reminder about how much of the earlier part of this presidency, the White House was a victim of its own sky-high expectations.”

She continued by saying that no one had anticipated that the Manchin/Schumer agreement would succeed and that the White House had set high standards on a number of matters. She said that Biden’s decision to remain out of negotiations and avoid getting involved had been a successful one.

I believe kids will remember that lesson moving forward, she continued.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event to celebrate passage of the "Safer Communities Act," on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2022.