White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is certain of it: Joe Biden will be running for reelection in 2024, and she felt the need to let the world know this just ten months into Biden’s first term as President.
And, to put it subtly, this first term has been an unmitigated disaster. Biden and his team have been unable to make a dent in any of the several crises confounding our nation at this time, leading to approval ratings that shrink weekly.
The latest polling, from left-leaning NPR, is a doozy.
Just 16 percent of American adults strongly approve of President Biden’s job performance, a Thursday NPR/Marist poll revealed.
The polling number is worrisome for the president. More than double the number of people strongly disapprove of Biden’s job performance than strongly approve of it.Trending:
Respondents indicated 38 percent strongly disapprove of Biden’s job performance, 22 points greater than those who strongly support Biden’s job performance.
Biden has fallen flat with independents. Only 10 percent of independents strongly approve of the president’s performance, while a whopping 38 percent strongly disapprove — a 28 point difference.Advertisement - story continues below
Moreover, more Democrats (5 percent) strongly disapprove of Biden’s job performance than Republicans strongly approve (2 percent).
And, as though that weren’t bad enough:
Among white college graduates, a key voting bloc for Democrats, 35 percent strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance, while just 20 percent strongly approve.
People under the age of 45 also give the president low marks: Only 8 percent strongly approve of his performance, while 33 percent strongly disapprove.
Biden hasn’t yet reached the one year mark of his first term, and with the very likely possibility that the Democrats could lose control of Congress in 2022, there doesn’t appear to be much room for improvement.