Skip to comments.By the Numbers, a Failing President
Posted on 01/21/2022 3:34:31 AM PST by Kaslin
If the left believed that draping the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, around the neck of former President Donald Trump and the party that refused to repudiate him would sink the GOP, it appears to have miscalculated.
For, as the left painted the Capitol riot as an "armed insurrection," "domestic terrorism," "attempted coup," and political atrocity that stands beside Pearl Harbor and 9/11 as "a day that will live in infamy," Republicans were displacing the Democrats as America's first party.
Democrats began 2021 as the preferred party of 49% of the country. Only 40% identified as Republicans.
When 2022 began, the standings had been reversed.
Forty-two percent of Americans identified as Democrats, and 47% as Republicans, a turnaround of 14 points.
While President Joe Biden began 2021 with an approval rating in the mid-50s, he ended the year with an approval rating in the low 40s. One national poll showed Biden's approval rating sinking to 33%.
On Wednesday, a Politico/Morning Consult survey came out that showed that 37% of Americans awarded Biden a grade of "F" for his first year, with another 12% giving him a "D." School kids with grades like that risk being held back a year or expelled.
On his handling of the issues of immigration and restoring national unity, 40% of Americans flunked Biden. On the economy, 38% gave him an "F."
Also, in that Politico survey, 68% of respondents said America is on the "wrong track," more than twice the number who believe she is heading in the "right direction."
In this same survey, Biden's overall approval stands at 40%.
What is the message that the totality of these numbers conveys?
Democrat and media obsession with Jan. 6, their vast exaggeration of what happened, and the campaign to indict the GOP as a mortal threat to "American democracy" has failed as a strategy. And Biden's presidency is seen by the people he leads as a failing presidency.
If the election of 2022 were held next Tuesday, Democrats would be swept from power in both houses of Congress, and a Republican Congress would face a lame-duck President Joe Biden for the next two years.
And it is hard to see any deus ex machina waiting in the wings to prevent what is coming: gridlocked U.S. government from 2023 to 2025.
Indeed, when one considers the political situation one year after Biden's inauguration and 10 months before the 2022 elections, how Biden turns things around for himself, his presidency and his party is not easy to see.
The foremost issue in the public mind is the economy, inflation in particular. The consumer price index has been surging at 7%. But for the Federal Reserve to put on the brakes to control inflation could mean a major hit in the stock market, which was robust in Biden's first year.
If Biden is fighting stagflation by the fourth quarter of calendar year 2022 -- as Jimmy Carter was in 1980 -- Democratic candidates will be avoiding him the way Stacey Abrams shunned him on his visit to Atlanta.
A second issue on which Biden is racking up failing grades in the public's mind is immigration, which means the southern border across which some 2 million illegal immigrants from more than 100 countries poured in 2021. Biden has conceded that he has no chance of dealing with the crisis legislatively because of GOP opposition in Congress.
And his unhappy progressive allies would not permit Biden to employ the means necessary to halt the invasion of the country whose borders he has sworn to protect and defend.
Another issue gaining traction is the explosion of flash mob robberies and shootings and killings in Democratic-run cities, coupled with the perception that progressives are soft on criminals and tough on cops.
Saturday, a week ago, Michelle Alyssa Go, a 40-year-old New Yorker, was shoved to her death in front of a subway train at Times Square station by a "homeless" person.
Atrocities like this are now almost daily fare, and the stories and video are moving public opinion back to the law-and-order attitudes that worked so well for the Republican Party in the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan eras.
As for the coronavirus, the Biden administration neither anticipated nor prepared for the delta and omicron variants. And no one knows where we will be next November -- hopefully, in a better place.
As of now, Biden is a drag on the Democratic Party at the national level, and very probably in the off-year election in November.
What began his slide in public approval last August was a foreign policy debacle, the perception of a bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan.
And how Biden handles the Ukraine crisis ginned up by Russian President Vladimir Putin may come to be seen as a reflection of his mastery of foreign policy, or his ineptitude.
Ukraine could be determinant in history's judgment of Biden's presidency.
“No president has accomplished more in his first year than me, no one!” - Dementia Joe.
Their metrics are clearly different.
He started out as a failure and it went downhill from there.
He sure did.
This is like reading about a gender identity status.
I used to identify as a Democrat, now I identify as Republican.
It’s BS.. what it simply means is whoever voted for Biden realizes Trump’s policies were far superior to this incompetent POS... Doesn’t make them anything but what they are.. idiots
Fail? aint seen nothing yet.
TODAY is the day of days.
TODAY Xiden is removed by the faithful US Military
and the Pentagram is snuffed.
I’ll say it again, the quickest way for Dimjo to raise his poll numbers is, WAR or Presidential State Funeral.
My guess is, he will choose the first one.
Watch for some Russian or Iranian action or inaction to be ginned up to require American military action.
That dog wagging tail again.
Yeah, keep calling him “former President”, Pat.
Failure? Depends on the goal. If that’s to destroy the country, Brandon’s self-congratulations actually fit.
War’s out of the question after Afghanistan.
Resident Biden is doing exactly what he was installed to do, bring America to its knees. And the Republican Party allowed this. They think the destruction he has cause will result in Republican “election” victories. A pox on both parties ( it’s really just one party). MAGA or death.
yes. spot on.
the GOP is responsible for the loss of America.
100%. Just like the GOP/DNC imposition
for sex trafficking and organ
harvesting by force.
the GOP is sick beyond words.
??? Anything he would do "legislatively" would make the problem worse. The Commiecrats don't consider the border to be a "crisis"; what's happening is exactly what they want to happen.
Its intentional, designed failure,but still a failure.
I wouldn’t feel much better if was a accidental or an intentional failure.
They should all be line up in front of a firing squad.
Or,else it will not stop.
7,000+ people pouring across the border every night and nothing is done. Absolutely nothing.
Two million a year at least. By 2024 there will be 8-10 million more illegal aliens in our cities and towns. They won’t be rounded up and deported. They will obtain federal and state benefits at taxpayer expense, work for cash only, and the criminals and drug gangs among them will wreak havoc on our citizens.
But Kamala was supposed to be in charge and find a solution. I don’t recall she even went there.
The solution is to close the damn border and have our military enforce it. It’s an invasion, pure and simple.
What did he fail at? He succeeded at causing the destruction he aimed for.
Perhaps the word with respect to the country (if we’re looking at that) is “fall” rather than “fail”.
All is quiet. Low ratings for CNN again, because no nasty tweets = no continuous, seething anger.
So, Biden’s got this, or doesn’t, who cares(?), the pandemic has omicroned and life, according to the media, except for climate change, is gonna be okay again.
And that’s good, no matter how bad it really is for you personally, because the bad man is gone. His nasty tweets were wrong and we on the left were right all along. Ha! So there, neener, neener, neener.
Now, shut up, put your mask on and show us your vaxx card or we’ll have you arrested and we will quarantine your family.
Terrible to have this man as our President with the infirmities he has. I don’t have an answer to the problem, because if he is removed, look at what we get.
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