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Biden's Popularity Rating Reaches Abysmal New Milestone

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The White House appears, for all intents and purposes, to be a sinking ship in 2021, with little to no recourse for righting the thing anytime soon.

Joe Biden simply doesn’t act as though he wants to be there.  His lack of enthusiasm, (or effort, really), has been noted by Republicans and Democrats alike, and much of the latest polling shows that Biden isn’t a very popular choice for the 2024 nomination…even within his own party.

Now, a new and embarrassing polling reality has come to light, as Biden sinks in popularity to a spot below that of his own Vice President.

The surprising polling results come from a poll in which just over 800 randomly sampled adults were interviewed by telephone between December 1st and the 16th.  The purpose of the poll was to ascertain approval and disapproval for U.S Leaders.

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts earned the highest approval rating, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were at the bottom of the list.

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You can see a table of the polling results from Gallup below:

U.S. Leader Job Approval Ratings, 2021
Do you approve or disapprove of the way each of the following is handling their job?

Approve Disapprove
% %
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts 60 34
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell 53 40
Director of the NIAID Dr. Anthony Fauci 52 47
Secretary of State Antony Blinken 49 43
Attorney General Merrick Garland 49 43
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy 46 49
Vice President Kamala Harris 44 54
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer 44 53
President Joe Biden 43 51
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi 40 58
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell 34 63

While Biden is only one point below his Vice President in approval ratings, it is no small thing that Kamala Harris is now considered on roughly the same level of approval as the commander in chief. Vice President Harris has faced a fair amount of insider backlash regarding her management style and a constant drumbeat of criticism from conservative media, particularly regarding the immigration policies she was delegated to handle by Biden.

Sadly, this isn’t the only time that Biden’s popularity was less plentiful than Harris’, but it does reinforce a troubling patter for a White House under duress.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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