Only 18% of Americans Want Joe Biden to Run Again

OPINION:  This article contains commentary which may reflect the author’s opinion

Biden rode high with an approval rating of 55% to 59% in his first month as president. Among the many executive orders he signed, the American Rescue Plan, worth $1.9 trillion, was passed through Congress.

In August, he decided to withdraw the United States from Afghanistan. Right and left news outlets covered the botched withdrawal negatively, resulting in a precipitous decline in his presidency.

The combination of both soaring inflation and supply shortages, record gas prices, a purposefully open border, and Russia’s war in Ukraine has left Biden’s presidency in ruins.

However, despite his bungling and misfortunes, Biden continues to maintain a headstrong stance when it comes to key areas where he believes that different policies might mitigate American problems. The price of gas is one of these areas. But he won’t touch it because of those behind the push for the Green New Deal.

It should come to no surprise to anyone except perhaps Biden that he is extremely unpopular with Americans now.

According to the Yahoo News/YouGov poll released Thursday, one in five Americans thinks President Biden should run for reelection, while the vast majority feel it is time for him to retire.

As he approaches the halfway point of his presidency, Biden has little chance of gaining mass support for reelection in 2024. There are only 18 percent of respondents who believe Biden should run again, according to the survey.

There was a seven-point decrease from the number who said he should run in May. Yahoo! calls this “the lowest number to date.”

Furthermore, just 35 percent of Democrats think Biden should run for reelection – a drop of eight points since May. The number of Republicans and independents who believe Biden should run again is only nine percent and 12 percent, respectively.

According to 64 percent of American adults, he should not run again:

Meanwhile, when asked “who they would rather see as the Democratic nominee for president in 2024,” only about a quarter (27%) of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents now say Biden. Fewer say Vice President Kamala Harris (19%); most say either “someone else” (20%), they’re “not sure” (30%) or that they “wouldn’t vote” (4%).

The survey was conducted between July 8-11, 2022, of 1,672 U.S. adults, and coincides with yet another dismal economic report that Biden and Democrats are attempting to spin. A 9.1 percent annual increase in consumer prices was reported in June, surpassing analysts’ predictions:

Compared with a month earlier, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index was up 1.3 percent.

Economists had expected CPI to rise at an annual rate of 8.8 percent, up from 8.6 percent in May. They expected a month-over-month increase of 1.1 percent. Inflation has American families hard by raising prices for everyday necessities like food, gasoline, housing, transportation, and utilities. Huge increases in the price of gasoline in June, which hit new all-time highs several times during the month, started to sap household and business spending on other items.

In addition to describing the figure as “unacceptably high,” Biden argued that it was “out-of-date.”

“Energy alone comprised nearly half of the monthly increase in inflation. Today’s data does not reflect the full impact of nearly 30 days of decreases in gas prices, that have reduced the price at the pump by about 40 cents since mid-June,” said Biden, adding that these savings are “providing important breathing room for American families.”

In the last year, gas prices have risen by 59.9 percent, while the overall energy index has risen by 41.6 percent over last year the report notes.

Last month, CEO of Chevron Mike Wirth sent a letter to Biden urging more cooperation and reduction of “political rhetoric.” He suggested “increasing American (energy) production,” “clarity and consistency on policy matters” as well as implementing the oil industry’s 10-point plan to reduce gas prices.

Biden responded to Wirth’s suggestions at a press conference saying “(Wirth’s) mildly sensitive. I didn’t know they’d get their feelings hurt that quickly. Look, we need more refining capacity. This idea that they don’t have oil to drill and to bring up is simply not true.”

“In other words, Biden continued to spout political rhetoric – criticizing instead of cooperating – and used the oil companies as a scapegoat, just as he did last week when he placed a large share of the blame for high gas prices on them in a letter,” according to USA Today’s Chris Schlak.

“There is no question that Vladimir Putin is principally responsible for the intense financial pain the American people and their families are bearing,” Biden said in a statement, attempting to blame Putin. “But amid a war that has raised gasoline prices more than $1.70 per gallon, historically high refinery profit margins are worsening that pain.”

“Biden is in no position to remain this uncooperative and stubborn. His disapproval rating now, ironically, averages between 55% and 59%,” Schlak argues.

To be fair, Americans do tend to blame the president for their problems, whether or not the criticism is warranted. But with so much economic pain not long after the Biden administration and Congress spent trillions of dollars and made significant changes in energy policy, the turmoil can’t all be accidental.

The only way to repair the damage Biden and his socialist party have done to America is to have either Trump or Desantis win in ’24, along with the GOP taking the House this year.


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