CNN polling chief Harry Enten has warned that President Joe Biden’s plummeting approval numbers should strike fear in the hearts of Democrats.
Enten told disbelieving anchor John Berman today on CNN’s “New Day” that Biden’s average approval numbers are lower than former President Donald Trump’s at the same point in their respective presidencies.
“Well, at this point in his presidency, Donald Trump’s numbers, actually his average approval rating is one point higher than Joe Biden’s, which is at forty-one percent,” Enten said.
He also told CNN’s dwindling audience that Biden’s numbers are historically bad.
“This is the lowest for anyone who is elected to the presidency” in modern polling history, he warned.
Berman responded by saying, “These numbers are really tough.”
“You know, John, I don’t like just looking at one poll,” Enten admitted.
“I like looking at multiple polls and there were four different polls released this week.
“Quinnipiac, we had a Hart Public Opinion Strategies poll that’s with NBC or CNBC, Ipsos Reuters, CBS News, YouGov.
“I want you to look, these numbers kind of differ.
“They range from the low 30s to the low 40s,” he said.
“Low 40s is not good, either.
“But what’s key is the lowest are tied for the low for the pollster, lowest here, lowest here.
“This is one point off the lowest, lowest here.
“And when you have three or four pollsters showing the lowest numbers for the president of the United States, that is indicative of a president who is in a lot of trouble, at least to where he is standing historically.”
Berman attempted to run damage control by playing the Trump card, saying: “Well, let’s talk about history here.
“How does Joe Biden, President Biden, compare to former President Trump in this stage of the presidency?”
Enten then broke the bad news to hopeful Democrats: “You know, there was always that thing: ‘Oh, Donald Trump has the lowest approval rating at this point in his presidency.’
“We did it over and over and over and over again.
“Well, at this point in his presidency, Donald Trump’s numbers, actually his average approval rating is one point higher than Joe Biden’s, which is at forty-one percent.
“Donald Trump at 42 percent, a first-term president at this point in his presidency.
“This is the lowest.
“This is the lowest for anyone who is elected to the presidency and didn’t get up there through the vice presidency.
“This is a really, really, really bad number.”
CNN reports that Biden’s approval rating is the lowest of any president at this point in his presidency:
“This is a really, really, really bad number.” pic.twitter.com/MGZkKMlh2L
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