You know the guy at the top of your ticket is unpopular when your own party’s candidates start trying to create some distance.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe acknowledged to surrogates on a recent video teleconference call that President Biden is “unpopular” in the commonwealth ahead of what is expected to be a close election next month.
“We gotta get Democrats out to vote,” McAuliffe said on the call. “We are facing a lot of headwinds from Washington.
“As you know, the president is unpopular today, unfortunately, here in Virginia,” McAuliffe went on. “So, we have got to plow through.”
The latest round of polls show a severe drop for Biden.
Biden receives a negative 38 – 53 percent job approval rating, the lowest score he’s received from the American people on his job performance since taking office, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released today. In Quinnipiac’s last national poll released 3 weeks ago, he received a negative 42 – 50 percent job approval rating.
Today, Republicans (94 – 4 percent) and independents (60 – 32 percent) disapprove of the job Biden is doing, while Democrats approve 80 – 10 percent.
Biden is losing everyone except his own base. When that happens, you’re on the path to defeat.
The Quinnipiac numbers show that a turn hasn’t happened on Biden’s personal qualities yet, but he’s underwater on every issue. And yet I think this is less about any given issue than the general sense of malaise, the miserable economy, and the cloud of failure.
When it comes to Biden’s personal traits, Americans were asked whether or not Biden …
cares about average Americans: 49 percent say yes, while 48 percent say no, compared to 58 – 37 percent yes in April;
is honest: 44 percent say yes, while 50 percent say no, compared to 51 – 42 percent yes in April;
has good leadership skills: 41 percent say yes, while 56 percent say no, compared to 52 – 44 percent yes in April.
A lot of people still buy into the myth of Biden’s personal qualities, but they’ve concluded that his administration is a big mass of failure.
And with swing states where Dems have held power for too long, independent voters are getting ready to kick out the ruling party. That’s the standard way to create change when you’re not happy with the state of affairs.