As we come on up a year since the progressives took over Capitol Hill, many who put their hopes in hope in a 78 years old declining senior citizen, appear to have buyers remorse.
In a new poll, American voters are saying that if the 2022 midterm elections were held today, they would want to see the Republican Party win control of both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of adults released on Thursday.
Last month’s Quinnipiac poll, Joe Biden’s job approval was at 37/52, which at the time looked like an outlier. Instead of bouncing back in their normally Dem-friendly poll, Biden’s numbers dropped even more and Democrats in general, especially when it comes to independents:
Americans give President Biden a negative 36 – 53 percent job approval rating, while 10 percent did not offer an opinion. It’s the lowest job approval rating he’s received in a Quinnipiac University national poll. In mid-October, he received a negative 37 – 52 percent job approval rating.
Republicans disapprove 94 – 4 percent, Democrats approve 87 – 7 percent, and independents disapprove 56 – 29 percent with 16 percent not offering an opinion.
Accordingly, the Democrats’ prospects in the midterms have only gotten worse, even in the Q-poll series:
Americans say 46 – 38 percent they would want to see the Republican Party win control of the House of Representatives, while 16 percent did not offer an opinion.
Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly back their own parties. Independents say 41 – 31 percent they would want to see Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while 28 percent did not offer an opinion.
Americans say 46 – 40 percent they would want to see the Republican Party win control of the U.S. Senate, while 15 percent did not offer an opinion. Independents say 44 – 34 percent that they would want to see the Republican Party win control of the U.S. Senate, and 22 percent did not offer an opinion.
With these numbers is there any wonder why there are rumblings of the party’s leadership abanding the idea of a Biden and/or Harris 2024 nomination?
I say no, it would shock me if we do see either one of them in the Democratic primaries.