Skip to main content
Tags: pennsylvania | fracking | naturalgas | energy | elect

Blue-Collar Pa. Voters' New Energy: Now Voting Red

By    |   Sunday, 07 April 2024 01:04 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's denouncing of a "war on energy" is apparently resonating in the battleground state of Pennsylvania as a fracking boom is weighing on President Joe Biden's reelection hopes.

Blue-collar voters in the state see Biden and his Green New Deal Democrat agenda as hostile to their economic and energy cost/inflation concerns.

"Everyone here is aware that it's better for oil and gas if Republicans get elected," Pittsburgh suburbanite Adam Kress told The Wall Street Journal.

Outside the big Pennsylvania cities dominated by Democrats, voters are moving more and more toward Trump in the pivotal state based on energy policies, including fracking, according to the report.

"I will never vote Democrat again — ever — it's just not going to happen," a manager in the state's natural-gas fracking industry John Sabo, 45, told the Journal, saying he left the Democratic Party for Trump in the past two presidential elections of 2016 and 2020.

"The Blue Dog Democrat has the same, exact feelings and thoughts as back then, but now they're voting red."

Washington County lawyer and former member of the Democratic State Committee Alan Benyak told the journal that Biden's energy policies are a deal-breaker.

"It used to be a conservative, middle-of-the-road Democratic Party," Benyak told the Journal about switching parties after 2022.

"I'd go to a state committee meeting and feel like a dinosaur. With this war on the fossil fuel industry, which is still big in Washington County, it was like I was swimming upstream."

Eric Mack

Eric Mack has been a writer and editor at Newsmax since 2016. He is a 1998 Syracuse University journalism graduate and a New York Press Association award-winning writer.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Former President Donald Trump's denouncing of a "war on energy" is apparently resonating in the battleground state of Pennsylvania as a fracking boom is weighing on President Joe Biden's reelection hopes.
pennsylvania, fracking, naturalgas, energy, elect
248
2024-04-07
Sunday, 07 April 2024 01:04 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved