By the Numbers, a Failing President

m.knox

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Numbers are fake news. Right?

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/by-the-numbers--a-failing-president/

Democrats began 2021 as the preferred party of 49 percent of the country. Only 40 percent identified as Republicans. When 2022 began, the standings had been reversed. Forty-two percent of Americans identified as Democrats, and 47 percent as Republicans, a turnaround of 14 points.

While President Joe Biden began 2021 with an approval rating in the mid-50s, he ended the year with an approval rating in the low 40s. One national poll showed Biden's approval rating sinking to 33 percent.

On Wednesday, a Politico/Morning Consult survey came out that showed that 37 percent of Americans awarded Biden a grade of "F" for his first year, with another 12 percent giving him a "D." School kids with grades like that risk being held back a year or expelled. On his handling of the issues of immigration and restoring national unity, 40 percent of Americans flunked Biden. On the economy, 38 percent gave him an "F."

Also, in that Politico survey, 68 percent of respondents said America is on the "wrong track," more than twice the number who believe she is heading in the "right direction." In this same survey, Biden's overall approval stands at 40 percent. What is the message that the totality of these numbers conveys?

Democrat and media obsession with Jan. 6, their vast exaggeration of what happened, and the campaign to indict the GOP as a mortal threat to "American democracy" has failed as a strategy. And Biden's presidency is seen by the people he leads as a failing presidency. If the election of 2022 were held next Tuesday, Democrats would be swept from power in both houses of Congress, and a Republican Congress would face a lame-duck President Joe Biden for the next two years.
 
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I believe his party could probably talk him into resigning on account of old age. But.. he may have outwitted them ahead of time. The person in the VP slot is such an obvious dud that they aren't going to do that. In my lifetime, Harris and Dan Quayle were the only VPs who obviously had no chance or ability to become the president. I was not alive during Nixon, but it sounds like Spiro Agnew was similar. And they got him out of that job before Nixon had to resign.
 
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I believe his party could probably talk him into resigning on account of old age. But.. he may have outwitted them ahead of time. The person in the VP slot is such an obvious dud that they aren't going to do that. In my lifetime, Harris and Dan Quayle were the only VPs who obviously had no chance or ability to become the president. I was not alive during Nixon, but it sounds like Spiro Agnew was similar. And they got him out of that job before Nixon had to resign.

Never thought of it like that. Pick a VP who could never upstage you. No wonder Obama picked Biden.
 

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Never thought of it like that. Pick a VP who could never upstage you. No wonder Obama picked Biden.

well in fairness, nobody in Washington could have upstaged Obama in 2008.

But several presidents have done this. George HW Bush obviously did
 
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