Third Louisiana Democrat to switch parties in less than a month is state Rep. Jeremy LaCombe.
This week, Democrats took another hit when a state legislator announced he was leaving the party.
The Advocate, a daily located in Louisiana, reported on Monday that state representative Jeremy LaCombe had declared he was switching his party registration from Democrats to Republicans.
LaCombe is the third state legislator in the United States to switch parties in as little as a month, and the second in Louisiana after another Democrat left the party less than a month ago.
After switching parties, Louisiana state representative Francis Thompson handed the Republicans a supermajority in the state house; in North Carolina, state representative Tricia Cotham did the same thing earlier this month.
The changes are being made as President Biden’s approval rating drops to near-record lows among key demographics, such as women (43% now vs. 42% low), voters age 45+ (41% now vs. 39% low), suburban voters (41% now vs. 39% low), rural voters (30% now vs. 30% low), Democrats (81% now vs. 78% low), and Democratic men (79% now vs. 78% low).
Suburban women have a dismal 41% approval rating for Biden.
Another survey conducted around the same time revealed that just 35% of Americans thought Biden was worthy of being re-elected in 2024.