If President Joe Biden was out to prove he could become the worst President of the United States, then he’s obviously on track.
No President since world war two have done worse than Joe Biden.
According to recent polls, Joe Biden has dropped over 21 points since June in his approval ratings. The worst ever by any US president.
Speaking on Watters World over at Fox, Kellyane Conway, former adviser to former President Donald Trump said Voters see the President as a product of Washington establishment with 47 years experience in his belt, yet doing terribly.
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Gallup today came out with a poll that showed since June, Joe Biden’s approval rating among Independents has cratered 21 points. Think about that. Just three or four months, it’s gone down 21 points. …
Independents call themselves independent because they’re paying attention to politics, not because they’re not. They refuse to declare allegiance to either party. They declare independence from both parties, and they don’t like Washington.
They don’t like politicians to begin with. And they look at Joe Biden now, and they don’t see someone who’s able to leverage 47 years in Washington. They see someone who is a product of 47 years in Washington.
And the Democrats don’t have a messaging problem, they don’t have a messenger problem. They have a fact problem. They’re trying to foist on the rest of us trillions of dollars in spending that, according to the polls, people don’t want.
Gallup’s latest polling conducted from October 1 to 19 shows the president’s approval rating among voters who don’t identify with either major political party has plummeted by double digits since June. Only about a third (34 percent) of independents said they approve of Biden—a drop of 21 percentage points since the same survey was carried out four months back.
Moreso, Biden’s approval among independents has dropped 9 points since August. Since February, when Gallup first queried voters on their approval or disapproval of Biden’s presidency, his support has been nearly cut in half among independents. It stood at 61 percent at the outset of his presidency and has since dipped precipitously to just 34 percent in October.
Meanwhile, Biden’s overall approval rating among all voters stands at 42 percent. That’s also a double-digit (14 percent) decline since June when it stood at 56 percent. In February, 56 percent of Americans approved of Biden. Even among Democrats Biden’s approval has slumped significantly, dipping from 98 percent at the outset of his presidency to 92 percent now. The Trump hate that led to vote rigging that allowed Biden in the White House is beginning to clear and this is letting people see the man for who he is.
Although Biden started out his presidency with significant public support and popularity, a series of crises have plagued the administration. The president’s handling of those crises and leadership of the country appears to have frustrated many voters.
Despite widespread vaccine availability, the COVID-19 pandemic surged dramatically over the summer as hospitalizations and deaths rose. Those hospitalized and dying of the novel coronavirus were largely from the unvaccinated segment of the population, but the Biden administration has received substantial criticism for its response.
The bungled U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan also drew national and international backlash. Biden set August 31 as the day to withdraw all U.S. troops from the country, but the Taliban regained near-total control of Afghanistan two weeks prior. As a result, the U.S. military had to work frantically to evacuate tens of thousands of Americans, allies and Afghan asylum seekers.
Meanwhile, the number of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers coming to the southern U.S. border with Mexico continues to break records. In the past 12 months, the U.S. has seen 1.7 million migrants detained after crossing the border, which is the highest number ever recorded in a fiscal year.
Economic concerns remain at the forefront of many Americans’ minds. Inflation has been a persistent problem due to major supply chain issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected a range of goods and products. Gas prices have also risen and jobless claims have remained elevated, as many businesses have complained that they are struggling to find workers.
This decline of 11.3 percent means he fared worse than Barack Obama, who saw his approval fall by 10.1 percent over his first nine months.
Mr Biden’s average approval was the lowest of any of the 11 US Presidents since World War 2.
The US President has disappointed voters more than Jimmy Carter, whose rating fell by 8.9 percent and Donald Trump, whose rating fell by 4.4 percent.
According to the Telegraph, Mr Biden’s popularity started to plummet in July as cases of COVID-19 began to soar again.
It was exacerbated after the US withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of Kabul as a consequence.
This is one of the biggest gaps Gallup has ever recorded for a US President.
For independent voters, Mr Biden’s approval has collapsed with only 34 percent now approving of his performance compared to 55 percent in June.
On the other hand, Mr Trump – who was defeated in the US election last November – has seen his support among Republicans grow.
The latest Quinnipiac poll found 78 percent of Republicans want the former President to make another bid for the White House in 2024.
Should Trump decide to make a comeback, Biden will have a lot to worry about. And with still some 3 years to go, it’s promising to be a torrid time for Joe Biden in the White House.
In other troubled News for Biden, Former U.S. envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad lamented what he described as the “ugly final phase” of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan in his first interview since he resigned last week. People are beginning to leave the administration and are willing to talk to the press about what they consider unacceptable.
Khalilzad, who was tapped in 2018 by then-President Donald Trump as the U.S.’s chief negotiator with the Taliban, told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan that he left the Biden administration less than two months after its chaotic Aug. 30 withdrawal because internal debates weren’t based in reality.
“One reason I left the government, as I wrote in my letter, is that the debate wasn’t really, as it should be, based on realities and facts of what happened, what was going on and what our alternatives were,” he said. “The decision ultimately was made to put conditions-based aside and follow a calendar basis.”
Khalilzad stopped short of criticizing President Biden, but said the withdrawal that he negotiated, known as the Doha Agreement, was meant to hold the Taliban to certain conditions. He explained in his resignation letter Monday that one of those conditions that never came to fruition was that the Taliban negotiate directly with the Afghan government to strike a “power-sharing agreement and a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire.”
He told CBS that Biden chose to pull out of Afghanistan without those certain conditions because “there would have been consequences” for remaining in the country past the deadline.
Brennan pushed back, noting that 13 American service people were killed during the chaotic evacuation after ISIS-K suicide bombers attacked the Kabul airport.
“So this wasn’t an orderly withdrawal,” Brennan argued.
“I’m not saying it was an orderly withdrawal,” Khalilzad responded. “This was an ugly final phase. No doubt about it. Could have been a lot worse. The Talibs did help with the withdrawal. Gen. McKenzie would tell you they did everything we asked them to do during that final phase.
“It could have been a lot worse,” he continued. “Kabul could have been destroyed, street to street fighting could have occurred. I went to Afghanistan after 30-plus years after the Soviet withdrawal and what happened? Everywhere you looked, it was destruction like some German city after World War II. This could have been a lot worse. It could have been a lot worse. It can still be a lot worse, or it can get better.”
Biden is having tough times both at home and abroad. But with the man not staying in the White House to access the situation objectively, it remains to be seen how long it will take his cohorts in Congress to realize that he is not up to to the task.