If the cognitively deficient President is able to withstand the effects of aging, and actually makes it to his 2024 reelection (a likely rematch against Trump), he will have some serious ground to cover in convincing the American voter.
As it stands, Americans can’t stand Joe Biden, as proven by a plethora of polling data and a general feeling of discontent around the country.
Biden is fast heading into worst-ever territory as people are rejecting his handling of the economy — and him.
Two separate polls were released on Monday much to the chagrin of the White House. One of the polls placed his approval rating at a career-low of 32%, and another rejected the president’s finger-pointing on the economy.
The latest Civiqs approval rating hit 32%, with 56% disapproving of the president. Even Democrats are expressing frustration, with their approval rate at a low 69%, according to the data.
At this stage of his presidency, Donald Trump was in better shape though also underwater with voters in the same Civiqs survey, at 44% approval, 52% disapproval, numbers he rarely broke from.
Recent presidents have all had very temporary low approval ratings below 30%, according to Gallup, but they didn’t stay there. Biden’s trend line, however, has been steadily down in the Civiqs survey since May 20, 2021.
Driving Biden’s disapproval has been the public’s dissatisfaction with the economy, surging gas prices, and unending and spiking inflation.
According to the latest Rasmussen Reports, only a minority of likely voters (27%) found nothing wrong with Biden’s handling of the economy. Conversely, 71% of respondents found his fiscal approach “fair to poor.”
And when asked who they blame for the poor economy, a majority said Biden, not the many targets of his finger-pointing, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some 52% blamed Biden for high gas prices, for example, but just 11% blamed Putin.
Maybe worst of all for Biden as he braces for the congressional midterm elections, 74% of voters told Rasmussen that the economy has “gotten … worse” under the Democratic president.
The 2024 presidential election truly cannot come soon enough. Let’s just hope Democrats don’t invent another global pandemic to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.
Author: Asa McCue