As politicians prepare for the next election cycle, a handful of issues have emerged as flashpoints that could decide the race.
The issues will likely be what Republicans and Democrats finetune their messaging around.
President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address was a glimpse into what the sparring between parties will be like in 2024.
During his annual address, Biden battled with conservatives on Social Security and Medicare.
The President mentioned that “Some Republicans want Social Security and Medicare to sunset” before he was cut off by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s jeers calling him a “liar.”
Democrats’ stance in critical 2023 races like the Wisconsin Supreme Court race could also foreshadow their 2024 messaging, indicating they may want to lean on the issue of abortion to draw votes.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to hear the state’s contested abortion law passed in 1849. The law only allows one exception for abortion: when the mother’s life is at risk.
Republicans are homing in on topics like education, immigration, and culture wars, explicitly targeting the LGBTQ community.
Issues like Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation prevents elementary school teachers from being taught about sexual orientation and gender identity.
South Dakota Governor Kirsti Noem (R), who is also speculated to enter the 2024 Presidential race, is expected to sign into law legislation that would prevent health providers from giving minors gender-affirming care.
Republicans are also expected to home in on the crime, an issue the GOP believed performed well for them in the midterms.