This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, October 8, 2021:
The headline from Quinnipiac Unversity’s poll results released on Wednesday says it all: “Americans Give President Biden Lowest Marks Across The Board.” Specifically, Biden scored a 53-percent job disapproval rating among the 1,326 citizens who were polled last week, compared to just 38 percent of them who approved. That’s a spread of minus 15 percentage points.
Three weeks ago, Quinnipiac showed Biden with a 50-percent job disapproval rating, and a 42-percent approval rating, a spread of minus eight points. In other words, Biden’s negative spread has doubled in just the past weeks!
His disastrous disapproval rating is in every category:
• Response to COVID: 50 percent disapprove;
• The economy: 55 percent disapprove;
• As commander in chief: 58 percent disapprove;
• On immigration: 67 percent disapprove; and
• On the crisis on the southern border: 67 percent disapprove.
When it comes to overall competency in running the government, Biden scores another low: 55 percent think his administration is not competent for the job.
As Quinnipiac’s polling analyst, Tim Malloy, expressed it:
Battered on trust, doubted on leadership, and challenged on overall competency … Biden is being hammered on all sides as his approval rating continues its downward slide.
This poll merely confirms polls from Gallup and Associated Press. Especially notable is Biden’s loss of faith among independents. Three weeks ago, 52 percent of them disapproved of Biden’s job performance. It now stands at 60 percent.
This is also confirmed by Gallup (independents’ approval rating down to 37 percent from 61 percent at the beginning of his presidency) and AP (independents’ approval rating at 38 percent, down from 62 percent in July).
This is making it increasingly difficult for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer (the leading Democrats in the House and Senate, respectively) to pass Biden’s “legacy” bills, including the enormous pork-laden $3.5 trillion plan to turn America into something like Europe. As the midterms draw ever closer — just over a year away — Democrats don’t want to go down with the Biden ship. Those leaders have been forced to postpone votes on this monstrosity as the votes increasingly aren’t there to pass it.
There’s increasing angst among Democrats and their pollsters about them being obliterated next November. Political analyst and consultant to top Democrats Douglas Schoen nervously declared that “Democrats [are likely to] suffer the most substantial midterm loss of any party in recent history.”
Recent history is useful in attempting to measure the potential loss facing Democrats in November 2022. In 1994, President Bill Clinton had a disapproval rating of 42 percent, and Democrats lost 52 House seats in the midterm election.
In 2010, President Barack Obama had a disapproval rating of 41 percent, and Democrats lost 64 seats in the House.
Today, Biden is suffering from a disapproval rate of 53 percent and climbing. Readers can do the math and draw their own lines: Schoen’s prediction could be too conservative for the November 2022 Democrat disaster.
Biden either isn’t aware of the impending disaster, or he doesn’t care. He continues to push on issues Americans don’t want: his vaccination agenda (everyone gets the jab, or else!) and his gargantuan spending bill (it will cost “zero dollars”).
Assuming Republicans retake the House and the Senate next year, the real work of repairing the damage and restoring the Republic begins. That work will only be successful if enough constitutionalists replace the spendthrifts and revolutionaries presently in the Congress. And if they are held to their oaths of office by the informed electorate who put them there.
As President Abraham Lincoln said: “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”