One former Clinton pollster calls Joe Biden’s re-election “almost impossible” with the president facing a historically low 33 percent approval rating that is worse among independents and Republicans.
Biden’s approval with independents is 26 percent, and only three percent of Republicans say he’s doing a good job.
“These are amazingly low numbers,” said Mark Penn, founder of PSB Insights and former Hillary Clinton campaign pollster.
“To really get to that, only a third is favorable and in the 20s on Independents, of course makes (Biden) re-election virtually impossible.”
“The administration has to pivot or this is going to be a midterms hurricane if those numbers keep going up,” Benn said during Thursday’s appearance. Fox News.
Biden has faced multiple crises during his first year in office, from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to inflation and soaring gas prices, which the Biden administration has blamed on “Putin’s price hike” after the United States slapped sanctions on Russian oil companies in response to the invasion. in Ukraine.
Ben says the president has had more than enough time to build goodwill with the American people.
Management has to pivot or this will be a hurricane for the midterms if those numbers continue to climb. And frankly, they’ve had month after month here doing something to change inflation, immigration, Ukraine, crime. And they just didn’t.
Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn called re-election “near impossible” for Joe Biden as he faces a low approval rating of 33 percent, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll.
Speaking on Fox News Thursday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Mark Thiessen (L) said Biden faces the opposition’s “perfect triple” on Ukraine, inflation and his presidency.
The Democratic president is viewed in a very different light depending on the respondents’ political affiliation
The Quinnipiac poll, which shows 33 percent approval, is on the lower end of recent polling. An aggregator FiveThirtyEight poll showed an approval rating of 41.5 percent
Penn, who has become a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump in recent years, said the administration should “signal significant changes” to energy and “agree on some pipelines.”
He added, “On immigration, they need to close the borders and signal that they really want comprehensive immigration reform. Repeat that. Pioneer it.
“In terms of crime, they have to show that, look, if the local aides don’t do the job, the feds are going to get involved.
They should support another 100,000 policemen like we did in the Clinton administration.
“And in Ukraine, be decisive, send planes.”
Biden’s approval rating is 33%, according to A.J Quinnipiac University survey Released Wed.
This is the second time Biden has been rated this low in this particular poll, with the first time occurring in January.
The Democratic president is seen in a very different light depending on the political affiliation of respondents, with independents giving him an approval rating of 26 percent.
On the other hand, 76 percent of Democrats approve of the job Biden is doing, while only 12 percent disapprove of it. At the same time, only 3 percent of Republicans surveyed approved of the job Biden is doing, while 94 percent of them disapproved.
Biden scored slightly higher when Americans were asked specifically about his handling of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Thirty-nine percent of Americans said they approved of Biden’s handling of the response, while another 48 percent disapproved.
The Consumer Price Index rose 8.5% in March compared to a year ago, the highest level in 41 years
Americans generally want the United States to do more—68 percent agreed that the United States has a moral responsibility to do more to prevent Russian forces from killing civilians in Ukraine. Another 24% disagree with this statement.
Seventy-four percent of Americans say they believe the worst is yet to come in Ukraine.
Marc Thiessen, former President George W. Bush’s speechwriter, told Fox that the war in Ukraine is just one of the factors affecting Biden’s chance for another term.
He faces a perfect trifecta here where people don’t approve of his handling of inflation, they don’t approve of his handling of Ukraine and they don’t approve of his presidency. This is fatal for him.
The Quinnipiac poll was at the lower end of the recent poll on Biden’s approval rating.
Real Clear Politics poll average She has a Biden approval rating of 40.6 percent. a FiveThirtyEight The overall poll showed an approval rating of 41.5 percent.
On Thursday, Biden traveled to North Carolina to promote efforts to boost supply chains as he seeks a response from opinion polls.
After visiting Iowa on Tuesday, this was his biggest week of domestic travel in months.
And six months into the midterm elections, it’s part of a gamble that the White House can navigate voter skepticism with smaller, targeted announcements after abandoning bold talk last year of a transformation agenda, which ultimately failed to pass through Congress.
The visit was part of an effort to pressure Congress into approval of the bipartisan Innovation Act, which aims to increase funding for domestic production of semiconductors.
During a speech in Greensboro on Thursday, Biden looked lost again after speaking up about the country’s ongoing supply chain crisis.
Biden visited Greensboro, North Carolina, to see North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as part of an effort to pressure Congress to pass the bipartisan Innovation Act, which aims to increase funding for domestic production of semiconductors.
Biden told the audience that 70 percent of the inflation in the United States can be blamed on Russian leader Vladimir Putin
He turned around and extended his hand as if to shake hands – but there was no one else on stage.
The 79-year-old president claimed before the handshake failed to have served as a ‘full professor’ at the University of Pennsylvania despite not teaching a semester at the school, in another misstep that has Republicans questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities.
Last week, Biden appeared flustered during an event that saw former President Barack Obama visit the White House for the first time since leaving office.
Footage from Thursday’s event shows Biden ending the speech in Greensboro, North Carolina, with a “God bless you all” sign before turning to his right and appearing to say something in the empty space behind him and imitating a handshake.
The Democrat begins to look frantically He turned around the stage with a bewildered look on his face before starting to wander aimlessly around the crowded auditorium.
Biden faces multiple issues ahead of this year’s midterm elections and a possible plan for re-election in 2024.
Inflation, one of the main issues affecting Biden’s chances, is at a 41-year high of 8.5 percent.
Tuesday’s inflation data is the first report to show the full impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which sent gas prices up 49 percent in March, compared to the same time a year ago.
Rising housing costs, which make up about a third of the consumer price index, are also driving up inflation as rents rise across the country.
The latest data showed a sharp rise in the prices of basic necessities, with grocery prices up 10 percent from a year ago, rents up 4.4 percent, clothing prices up 6.8 percent, and energy costs up 32 percent.
Biden also claimed that he used to be a “full professor” at the University of Pennsylvania
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a Monday briefing that the White House expects “inflation to be extraordinarily high because of Putin’s price hike.”
Inflation has become the biggest political threat to Biden and the Democrats in Congress as the crucial midterm elections approach in November. Small business owners now say in surveys that this is their primary economic concern as well.
Although Biden insists his policies are not responsible for the price hike, Republican pundits were quick to point fingers at his administration and Democrats in Congress.
“Prices are up, real wages are down, and families and small businesses are falling behind in the Biden economy,” Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement in response to the latest inflation reading.
The Democrats’ reckless spending and failed policies have crushed Americans, and they don’t seem to care. Voters care, McDaniel added, and they’ll be sending a message in November.
White House economic adviser Jesse Lee responded in a tweet, saying that Republicans who blame Biden for inflation are “fully on board” with Putin.