Joe Biden is becoming increasingly unpopular. But neither is Trump thought of as a viable candidate.
The Office of the President of the United States may soon be up for grabs.
by Mary Foran
Two major polls conducted in the past two weeks show that the US President’s approval rating has fallen, while another shows there has been a decline in the past month.
Polls also show that the Republicans have a good chance of winning a majority in the House and Senate in the mid-terms.
A Gallup poll conducted from October 3rd to the 20th found that Biden’s approval rating stood at 40 percent, while 56% of US adults disapproved of the president’s performance.
In a Reuters/Ipsos poll from October 24th to 25th, Biden got a 39 percent approval rating.
In the summer of this year, the RealClearPolitics aggregate of polls found that just 37 percent of the public approved of the job Biden was doing as president, while 57 percent disapproved.
Biden started his presidency by enacting a massive Covid-19 economic and healthcare aid package. He also worked with Republicans to enact a massive infrastructure spending bill to invest in roads, bridges, broadband and electric car charging stations. It was then his agenda hit a wall. Progress had come in fits and starts.
The Biden Administration has been caught flat-footed on multiple occasions.
The planned withdrawal from Afghanistan in August of 2021 turned chaotic as the White House was unprepared for how quickly the Taliban would seize power.
Undocumented migrant crossings at the US-Mexico border surged to the highest levels ever, after Trump-era immigration policies were eased. The drug cartels have taken control of the border and Fentanyl, the deadliest drug on the market today, is their stock-in-trade.
Inflation rose precipitously, driven by fast economic growth out of the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and the outrageous rise in fuel costs.
But many experts also blamed Mr. Biden’s massive economic stimulus package for fueling the fire.
All in all, Biden’s overwhelming election sweep has dwindled to a mere trickle during his time in office.
Even staunch Democrats don’t want him to run for re-election in 2024, citing his age and cognitive difficulties.
And many Republicans don’t see Trump as a viable candidate either considering his troubles with the Department of Justice.
So, the Office of the President of the United States may be up for grabs in the near future.
Meanwhile, Biden is the President and must deal with Russian and Chinese threats and a host of domestic issues.
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