CNN came clean and reported on a recent poll that darn near makes President Joe Biden a lame duck already. The wrong track/right track for the country is a number pollsters watch closely and a recent poll was bad news for Biden. So bad that even CNN reported it.
“Is the country on the wrong track? 93% of Republicans say that. Overall, 71% of Americans say that. 70% of Independents say that and nearly half of Democrats say that,” says CNN’s John King in the video beloew.
This coverage just after another poll showed Joe Biden’s popularity plummeting faster than any President since World War II. Biden has also seen a 14-point drop in approval from 56% approval to 42% in nine months. This is the biggest drop since Harry Trump took office after the death of Franklin Roosevelt in 1945.
Biden addressed reality earlier saying: “The polls are gonna go up and down. They were higher early, then they got medium, then they went back up and now they’re low. I didn’t run to determine how well I’m gonna do in the polls. I ran to make sure that I follow through with what I said.
“And I said that I would make sure that we were in a position where we dealt with climate change; where we moved in a direction that would significantly improve the prospects of American workers being able to have good jobs and good pay; and further, that I would make sure that we dealt with the crisis that was caused by COVID. We’ve done all of those; we continue to do them.
“And we’ll see what happens. But I’m not running because of the polls.”
“Democrats face a country whose opinion of President Biden has turned sharply to the negative since April,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt.
“The promise of the Biden presidency, knowledge, competence and stability in tough times, have all been called into question,” Horwitt added
Democratic pollster Peter Hart put it more succinctly, “What people voted for was stability and calm, and what they got was instability and chaos.”
In the NBC News poll, 71 percent of Americans say they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, up 8 points since August.
That includes 93 percent of Republicans, 70 of independents and even 48 percent of Democrats.
“When you see a wrong track of 71 percent, it is a flashing red light,” said McInturff, the GOP pollster. “These folks are telling us that this is not going well.”
President Biden: “The polls are gonna go up and down. […] They were higher early, then they got medium, then they went back up and now they’re low. […] I didn’t run to determine how well I’m gonna do in the polls. I ran to make sure that I follow through with what I said.” pic.twitter.com/cNOXJaYPd3
— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2021