(Liberty Bell) – It’s not a shock at all to say that Joe Biden has not been a popular guy among many citizens in America for quite some time now. He’s a career politician and rose to prominence while serving as Vice President under President Barack Obama, using his political power and pull to get involved in his son’s business affairs in Ukraine, and then flew that same son, Hunter, on Air Force Two to China where major business deals were brokered.
According to WND, Biden has somehow managed to avoid $500,000 in payroll taxes by taking his book and speech income and directing it into an S corporation not long after he left office during the Obama administration.
While serving in office, “he’s attacked religious rights, promoted abortion, let fail the nation’s southern border security, allowed a terror takeover of Afghanistan, watched as inflation hit consumers and announced his plans to spend trillions of dollars – and raise takes on Americans to cover that,” the report stated.
Many members of the GOP have campaigned off Biden’s unpopularity. Even polls that have come out in recent weeks and months have confirmed that the American public is not at all happy with his performance in the Oval Office.
“One recent survey found out only 43% of the respondents believe Joe Biden is mentally sharp, prompting a news media outlet to headline its report: ‘Majority now believe that Joe Biden is kind of an idiot: Poll,'” the report continued.
Even some of his Democratic colleagues are coming out and admitting he’s of no help to their cause and agenda.
A recent column by Paul Bedard went on to reveal that former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe used to be on what appeared to be a “seemingly easy” path to return to the state’s top elected office.
However, now that “has gone off the rails with President Joe Biden’s sinking popularity, forcing the Democrat to scramble to get voters out.”
That’s going to leave a mark.
While McAuliffe just last week expressed his desire to “campaign every day beside Biden,” the report stated, things are now different.
“In a Zoom conference distributed by the Republican National Committee’s research squad, McAuliffe admitted he faces ‘headwinds’ due to Biden’s fall,” the Examiner stated in its report.
He went on to say what he needs now is to “get Democrats out to vote.”
“We are facing a lot of headwinds from Washington, as you know. The president is unpopular today, unfortunately, in Virginia, so we have got to plow through,” he stated.
Terry McAuliffe: Joe Biden "is unpopular today unfortunately here in Virginia." pic.twitter.com/QOMAWRBi2A
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Larry Sabato, an election expert from the state of Virginia, pointed out, “It’s obvious from history that a president’s popularity — or lack of it — is a factor in off-year elections. Biden’s drop in the polls couldn’t have been more poorly timed from McAuliffe’s perspective. Add to that the Democrats’ Keystone Kops performance in Congress.”
He then went on to say that Democrats will need to “get their act together before November 2nd,” stating that if they do, and Biden’s ratings go up a bit, then McAuliffe might actually get some help.
Otherwise, if those things don’t happen, “McAuliffe will have to try to win the race by himself.”
McAuliffe is being opposed by Glenn Youngkin who is the GOP nominee who has made a promise to the people to put families first if they elect him to office.
“While majorities say he stands up for what he believes in (60%) and cares about the needs of ordinary people (54%), larger shares described Biden in these terms six months ago (66% and 62%), respectively,” the poll analysis from Pew Research said.
“Biden receives his least positive assessments for being mentally sharp. Currently, 43% say this describes Biden very or fairly well, an 11-point decline since March,” the analysis continued.
Around 56 percent of the folks who responded to the survey describe Biden as not well, including 35 percent who believe he is “not at all well.”
Commentary from Becket Adams over at the Washington Examiner said, “President Joe Biden’s presidency is not going as smoothly as he probably hoped it would. On top of the border crisis, cratering approval numbers, infighting among congressional Democrats, incompetent federal health officials bumbling their way through the coronavirus pandemic, and the chaotic, disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan, there’s also a growing consensus the president is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.”
“As if the steep decline in public opinion of the president’s smarts was not embarrassing enough, it turns out Biden’s mental acuity specifically is where Pew found the sharpest drop in all of his polled personal characteristics,” the commentary continued.
“Positive evaluations of several of Biden’s personal traits and characteristics have shown similar decreases. Compared with March, fewer adults say Biden cares about people like them, and fewer describe him as standing up for his beliefs, honest, a good role model and mentally sharp,” the poll went on to note.
“Put more simply, the longer the president is in office, the dumber people think he is. And it’s likely not because of any single issue. The White House is the major leagues, as a former vice president, of all people, ought to know. His every move and action is now under scrutiny. He has to think on his feet and respond in real-time to real-life crises. The public can see now how Biden comports himself as the commander in chief. It’s not just a theoretical game anymore. He can’t just promise to do better than the last guy. He is actually expected to deliver and to deliver competently and efficiently. So far, the public apparently isn’t impressed,” the commentary stated.
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