To read something ultra-critical of President Biden from CNN is a real signal that this fading cable news outlet understands how much trouble he—and by extension vulnerable Democrats—are nine months out from the mid-term elections.
Here’s Jennifer Agiesta and Ariel Edwards-Levy opening sentence:
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of how Joe Biden is handling his presidency, with most of that group saying there’s literally nothing Biden has done since taking office that they approve of.
When asked to name a single thing Biden had done they approved of, 56% of those who disapproved of Biden’s overall performance said things such as “I’m hard pressed to think of a single thing he has done that benefits the country.”
It’s not just the blunt numbers, bad as they are, that jump out at you.
“Biden also continues to have more strong detractors than he does fervent supporters: 41% of Americans disapproved strongly of his performance as President versus 15% who strongly approved,” Agiesta and Edwards-Levy wrote. “Some of the shift in Biden’s numbers comes from a change in Americans’ partisan tilt: Republicans and Democrats were about at parity in the new poll, with fewer identifying as Democrats than in other recent CNN polling” [https://localnews8.com/politics/cnn-us-politics/2022/02/10/cnn-poll-most-biden-detractors-say-hes-done-nothing-they-like-since-becoming-president].
(Notice how they slip in the parity between self-identified Democrats and self-identified Republican.)
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“The President’s ratings have fallen across the board, the survey found,” according to Agiesta and Edwards-Levy. “Just 41% approved of the way he’s handling his job while 58% disapproved, a significant drop from his approval numbers in CNN polling last year. Just 36% of independents and 9% of Republicans approved.”
CNN’s poll is hardly an outlier. As Byron York wrote yesterday
The president’s job approval rating is a key factor in midterm election results. And just today, Biden’s approval dipped below 40% for the first time in the RealClearPolitics average of polls: 39.8% approve, versus 54.4% disapprove. Just remember this from a recent newsletter: “The Gallup organization has looked at midterm results going back to 1946. In elections where the president’s job approval rating was above 50%, Gallup said in a 2018 article, his party’s midterm losses in the House averaged 14 seats. But in elections where the president’s job approval rating was below 50%, the losses averaged 37 seats.”
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.