This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, October 19, 2021:
The latest Zogby poll confirms Biden’s continuing slide in his job approval among likely U.S. voters: More than 61 percent of those polled rate it “fair” or “poor,” while just 36 percent rate it “good” or “excellent.”
Zogby was brutal in its assessment:
President Biden’s skid continues, and he has fallen down a job performance well.
There are crises spinning out of control every day. As the U.S. economy teeters on recession, and the Wall St. bubble continues to inflate, voters are being hit harder than heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury with higher gas and food prices simultaneously.
Don’t forget about the US/Mexico border crisis, potential U.S. debt default and a once in a generation pandemic!
The only support Biden is getting comes from his “most ardent supporters,” including Democrats, Liberals, urban voters, and African Americans. “He is getting hammered by all age groups,” wrote Zogby, “including younger voters, women, suburban voters, Hispanics … and Independents.”
Zogby isn’t ready to throw in the towel:
It’s not all over for President Biden, but something must give soon. He needs to get his agenda going, get the debt ceiling raised, and get Covid under control.
Each one of these is nearly impossible by itself. Biden ran on the idea he could fix things and heal the country.
With each precious day slipping by it seems unlikely he will get his agenda passed or heal the country.
On every front, Biden is failing: the economy (consumer confidence is down and Wall Street is getting tired), inflation (it’s not “transitory”, sorry), the border crisis (border agents are now “processing” illegals rather than prosecuting them), Afghanistan (Congress is considering creating a commission to investigate the disaster!), the potential threat of a default on the nation’s towering debt (debates over raising the debt “ceiling” are just for show), and the pandemic (mask mandates are being resisted by more and more of the citizenry).
Zogby summed up Biden’s failures:
Everybody is feeling the pinch at the pump and grocery store. Gas and food prices are skyrocketing, and inflation could help deliver the House back to Republicans!
Women voters are abandoning ship. Biden needs to improve his polling numbers with women or Democratic leaders risk losing the 2022 midterm election.
Can Biden be the deal maker he was in the Senate? It’s quite amazing he cannot even get his own party on the same page. Usually, presidents are struggling to pass their agenda with a little bi-partisan support. The Democratic party is more divided than the Republicans now!
Democrats up for reelection next November are leaving the sinking Biden ship: 13 Democrat members of the House have already announced they will be retiring or not running for reelection. Expect that number to grow as Biden’s ship sinks ever lower.
Democrat Party political consultants are in a funk: “To be blunt, I’m not feeling good about where we are,” says one. “We’re asking people to vote for us,” says another, “but the average voter — all he sees is gridlock … that’s not really a great case for us.”
Biden’s legacy — the ginormous $3.5 trillion spending bill — is being stalled in the Senate by two Democrats! Neither Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema nor West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin are going along with Biden. When Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders took Manchin to task in an recent op-ed, Manchin fired back: “I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs. No op-ed from a self-declared Independent socialist is going to change that.”
And any attempt to insert a repeal of the Hyde Amendment (prohibiting federal funding of abortions) has forced Manchin to declare the bill “dead on arrival.”
The funk extends to David Shor, the Democrat genius pollster who called Obama’s election within one percentage point. His current model shows Democrats not only losing the House, but the Senate as well. In the next term, he is predicting the Republicans will control it, 57-43.
Even if any of Biden’s “legacy” is passed, it will be too late. Most elections are “pocketbook” elections. And with the economy faltering, thanks to Biden’s illegal executive orders shutting down oil pipelines and ordering mask mandates, inflation at the grocery stores continuing its relentless upward climb, and gas prices putting a crimp in every driver’s pocketbook, by next November a full-blown recession could successfully obliterate any chance that the Democrat Party will retain its present marginal advantage in Washington.
History could record that Biden will be a one-term president, with that one term effectively lasting less than two years.