President Joe Biden broke his silence on his terrible poll numbers today but did not give the Dem Party any hope in the answer. How bad are the numbers? They are fatal not only to Biden but to the entire Dem Party.
According to a recent NBC poll, 7 in 10 adults, including almost half of Democrats, believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction. That wrong/right direction is the one pollsters pay a lot of attention to. If 70% think the country is headed in the wrong direction that is a fatal percentage.
Biden said: “The polls are gonna go up and down. They were higher early, then they got medium, then they went back up and now they’re low. I didn’t run to determine how well I’m gonna do in the polls. I ran to make sure that I follow through with what I said.
“And I said that I would make sure that we were in a position where we dealt with climate change; where we moved in a direction that would significantly improve the prospects of American workers being able to have good jobs and good pay; and further, that I would make sure that we dealt with the crisis that was caused by COVID. We’ve done all of those; we continue to do them.
“And we’ll see what happens. But I’m not running because of the polls.”
“Democrats face a country whose opinion of President Biden has turned sharply to the negative since April,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt.
“The promise of the Biden presidency, knowledge, competence and stability in tough times, have all been called into question,” Horwitt added
Democratic pollster Peter Hart put it more succinctly, “What people voted for was stability and calm, and what they got was instability and chaos.”
In the NBC News poll, 71 percent of Americans say they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, up 8 points since August.
That includes 93 percent of Republicans, 70 of independents and even 48 percent of Democrats.
“When you see a wrong track of 71 percent, it is a flashing red light,” said McInturff, the GOP pollster. “These folks are telling us that this is not going well.”
Asked about the country’s future, just 41 percent of respondents in the poll say America’s best years are ahead, while 53 percent say its best years are behind.
Despite that pessimism, however, the survey does show signs of optimism about the coronavirus and the economy.
A majority of respondents — 56 percent — believe the worst is past when it comes to the coronavirus, which is up 18 points from August, when the delta variant was beginning to surge across the country.
And 30 percent of Americans say they’re getting ahead when it comes to their financial situation, while 45 percent say they’re staying where they are. That’s compared with 24 percent who say they’re slipping behind or falling backward.
President Biden: "The polls are gonna go up and down. […] They were higher early, then they got medium, then they went back up and now they're low. […] I didn't run to determine how well I'm gonna do in the polls. I ran to make sure that I follow through with what I said." pic.twitter.com/cNOXJaYPd3— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2021
Pres. Biden downplays falling poll numbers: “The polls are gonna go up and down and up and down…Look at every other president, the same thing has happened. That’s not why I ran. I didn’t run to determine how well I’m gonna do in the polls.” https://t.co/anMzbHcfB0 pic.twitter.com/x9auut4mXW— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 31, 2021