As Democrats stare down the barrel of November’s midterm elections, President Joe Biden is hopscotching the nation to market his trillion-dollar “roads and bridges” spending plan and rouse voter support. Biden placed the trillion-dollar bill in historical terms in comments at an Air National Guard base in Portland, Oregon. “Thanks to the infrastructure law, we’re making the most significant investment to modernize roads and bridges … since Eisenhower’s interstate highway system,” he announced on Thursday. To reinforce The President ticked through a list of local projects, describing how the $1.2 trillion law would assist shore up Oregon’s requirements. [tweet_embed] April 22, 2022[/tweet_embed] “Because of the infrastructure law, we’re going to see a modernized baggage claim area, improved taxiways, and, yes, better escalators,” Biden announced. “All across Oregon, we’re sending the message, ‘These ports and airports are open for more business.’” Biden’s visit to the Pacific Northwest, his first since taking office, is the latest in a string of stops outside Washington to tout the bipartisan bill as the President looks for opportunities to hammer home his achievements to voters preoccupied with increasing prices. In Portland, Biden emphasized the sharp drop in unemployment since he came into office and called on lawmakers in Washington to boost U.S. manufacturing and ease supply chains by passing the Bipartisan Innovation Act. He pressed for energy independence, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of the spike in gas prices eating into American pocketbooks. [tweet_embed] April 22, 2022[/tweet_embed] He also implored Americans to look ahead. “Stop feeling sorry for yourselves, get the hell up, and take this country back,” Biden announced to cheers from the assembled crowd. Though whether Biden and his top aides will succeed in countering voter ambivalence regarding the massive public spending is unclear. A March Gallup poll shows that more people are concerned regarding inflation than any other matter, closely followed by concerns over the economy and crime. The high cost of living is eating away at people’s incomes, with inflation this month reaching a four-decade high. Surveys show that increasing prices for goods and services, including gas and groceries, are weighing on families throughout the nation. [tweet_embed] April 22, 2022[/tweet_embed] Voters are also worried about crime. In downtown Portland, buildings and businesses were badly damaged throughout riots that exploded in 2020 as people took to the streets to demonstrate the murder of George Floyd. With midterm elections on the horizon, some Democratic advisers are raising concerns publicly about the party’s waning hold on voters. Democrats’ slim majorities in the House and Senate could quickly evaporate if the current conditions hold. Biden’s pollster announced that Democrats have had difficulty convincing the public that they were making strides for them, telling Politico in an interview that the party needs to evaluate “how not to get our ass kicked” in elections this year.