Politics

Biden Is In Political Quicksand

He may not pull out.

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Tom Del Beccaro is the chairman of the RescueCalifornia.org political action committee that is supporting the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom. He’s also the former chairman of the California Republican Party. He’s got an interesting take on Joe Biden’s chances for political recovery.

Del Beccaro: The bubble has burst on Joe Biden’s popularity numbers. His approval numbers are now in the mid 40s. While a president’s popularity can rise and fall, don’t expect Biden’s numbers to recover very much.

First, it is important to note that whether a president is popular matters very much to his party. Historically, the “most important predictor of a party’s performance in a midterm is the president’s job approval rating.” If a president’s approval rating falls much below 50%, it spells significant trouble in ensuing elections for his party.

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Right now, Biden’s approval rating has tumbled to somewhere between 44% and 46% with Rasmussen polling indicating a disapproval rating of 54%. Will Biden rise above 50% again? While it’s possible, here are reasons why it is very unlikely.

1. Biden Isn’t a Leader. Presidents can rise above policy problems and scandals. Both President Reagan and President Clinton faced scandals and economic problems. Both of them endured low polling numbers.

Both were reelected and both wound up popular at the end of their terms. The reason that was so was they both were dynamic politicians in their own way. They were both personally liked if not loved. They were charismatic and inspired many voters. Joe Biden, because of his age and evident physical and mental problems, is not capable of inspiring voters any more. It is quite a sad statement but true.

2. Biden’s Party is Moving Further Left. Even though the problems above are mounting, Biden’s D.C. Democrats are not moderating their behavior and continue to move Left. They want more spending and bigger government.  While that may please some in their base, that troubles Independents and it is not a recipe for bridging the partisan divide. In other words, it won’t help Biden’s popularity in this divided era.

3. Many Policy Problems Will Continue to Drag Biden Down. Biden’s approval rating bubble burst with the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. That will continue while  other problems continue to eat away at his popularity. The Afghanistan problem will not simply go away. In today’s technological age, pictures from Afghanistan, including Taliban atrocities, will continue to remind voters of how bad Biden’s exit was.

The economy will also not be kind to our president. Inflation is already on the rise and won’t be tamed anytime soon. Biden and the congressional Democrats continue to pursue spending policies that are inflationary by nature. Further, Biden and the Democrats’ war on energy will produce higher energy prices. Meanwhile, renewed COVID restrictions and threatened tax increases will weaken the economy as well. Finally, the border problem is growing in intensity not resolving.

Those unpopular results will continue to limit Biden’s popularity…Overall, Biden is beset with problems – many of which are of his own making, some of which are due to his weaknesses.  None of them, however, are likely to go away and all will keep Biden unpopular.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Was there EVER actually a “bubble” that even could have burst? I think not! Biden was ALWAYS a phony front created by 2 things!

1, The wanna be King of the US Barack Hussein Osama Obama! The Kenyan prince is pretty good at “creating” phony resume’s for political purposes! He was working with 2 seriously flawed people this time! Joe Biden a senile old man! ALSO Barack Hussein Osama Obama! The mask has slipped considerably in the last couple years exposing the monster RACIST Bigot Obama for what he is! Couple this with Obama’s activity supporting the creation and spread of the COVID virus… It is a PROVEN fact Obama sent much US taxpayer money to Wuhan PLA BIO warfare facility until somone in the Trump admin saw what was happening and asked WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?? resulting in the flow of money being shut off!

2. Biden’s own super ego which is almost a match for Obama’s!!

This pair not only gave the world COVID but also the first LBGT pair to occupy the White House! Barrie and Michael his partner! Complete with a phony family of borrowed children! NO birth cert ever produced for Barrie, or either daughter! NO baby pictures with Barrie and/or Mike. Don’t think there was ever a birth cert created for Michael either! The first first family with NO history!!!!!??????

relahr
relahr
2 months ago

Amazing the drop in Dementia Joe’s popularity with the liberal media and big tech in his back pocket covering for his every move as much as possible. Looks like the days of miracles for Joe are over.

Danger
Danger
2 months ago

How the usurper still has anyone supporting him is just unreal. The lame stream media must really be working overtime to sell Joe to the viewers. He and the Democrats have not done ONE thing for Americans. All their bills are titled with some saintly title, while the pork wrangling Democrats get their piece of the pie, and try to sneak in all kinds of legislation like the deceitful pieces of garbage that they are. It has become clear that usurpers dumb and dumber, and the Democrats are plain evil, there’s simply no other way to put it. Afghanistan was by design, there is no way in hell that was a simple mistake, because they had all kinds of people telling them what would happen. And then leaving all that equipment over there, outfitting the Taliban with all of our most sophisticated advanced equipment?!!! Planes, helpictopers… 386,000 assault rifles alone.. that is just mind boggling to say the least. And then the Dems BLOCK a bill to go rescue our American citizens stranded there, and give an accounting of all the military equipment that was left over there? Just like the Democrats blocking any election audit in any of the states. They are evil people, period.

Ima Enyurphase
Ima Enyurphase
2 months ago
Reply to  Danger

The demon-rat party must be erased in 2022.We conservatives need to force audits in all States to uncover the fraud and fix 2020 and ensure America’s future election’s are secure.Fix it,win it,and DUMP the demon-rats.