Six months ago, as gas prices and inflation seemed to be spiraling out of control, the predicted midterm “red wave” appeared to be a foregone conclusion. Democrats would lose control of the House and Senate, pollsters predicted.
But with the election now just a little more than two months away, pollsters are having to recalculate their prediction models and are suggesting that Democrats may actually emerge victorious, which would be an enormous boost for President Joe Biden.
According to Harvard Polling expert John Della Volpe, the 2022 election looks a great deal like what we saw in 2018, as he explained to Mehdi Hassan of MSNBC:
“The reason that Democrats have control of the House, the Senate, and the White House is because of younger Americans. Donald Trump, in the big five battleground states, of 2020, won the vote of everyone over the age of 45. It is young people, under the age of 30, who won Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, by an average of 20 points. That’s the reason we have President Biden in the White House today, not President Trump.”
“And now what we’re seeing…to me, it looks a lot like 2018. People did not expect to see a Democratic wave. They didn’t expect to see young people turn out. Days before the election, eyes were rolling among pundits. And we’re seeing the same thing I think today. Young people say they are angry, young people are registering, young people are showing up in real numbers in these primaries, in Kansas and other places. I think it’s very very likely that we see a significant change in the face of the electorate over the next several weeks.”
Fox News host Harris Faulkner got hit with a dose of factual reality when she tried to make fun of President Joe Biden’s poll numbers.
Nomiki Konst, a progressive Fox contributor, was the guest, along with former Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA,) for segment on former President Barack Obama’s return to the White House on Tuesday.
When Faulker suggested that Obama was back in an effort to boost Biden’s polling, Konst reminded her:
And that’s when Konst hit the Fox host with a reminder about the pathetic polling results Trump received during his four years in office:
When Faulkner asked if Konst had seen “all the polls,” the guest replied:
Rather than try to counter Konst with any facts or data, Collins finally spoke up and whined:
“Here we go again! It’s just amazing. You know, I would hate to go to lunch with you because all you know to talk about is, I want the hamburger and by the way, Trump made a worse hamburger.”
But here’s what Collins failed to address: So far, Biden has held a polling average of 48%, according to Gallup. Trump, on the other hand, had an anemic polling average of 39% during his term in office.
Donald Trump is the worst president in the history of this country. It’s just that simple.
Despite the fact that most Republican political figures continue to kowtow to failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, it turns out that many GOP voters don’t think the disgraced former chief executive would help them retake the White House.
A new poll from CNN has bad news for Trump as he flirts with running again in 2024:
“Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say, 63% to 37%, that Trump should be the leader of the Republican Party. But they are about evenly split over whether having the defeated former President back on the ticket in 2024 would be an advantage: 51% say that Republicans have a better chance of retaking the presidency if Trump is the nominee, with 49% saying the party would be better off with a different nominee. That’s a very different landscape from 2019 when more than three-quarters of Republicans said their party had a better shot in 2020 with Trump as their nominee than they would with a different candidate.”
The numbers are even worse for Trump among college educated voters and independents. Independent voters broke for Trump in 2016 but abandoned him four years later, casting their ballots for President Joe Biden:
“Trump’s support isn’t equally distributed throughout the party: 69% of Republicans without a college degree think Trump should head the party, compared with 49% of those who hold a college degree. A 72% majority of conservatives say Trump should head the party, compared to 49% among the smaller bloc of moderates in the party. And 71% of self-identified Republicans want Trump to lead the party, compared with 51% of Republican-leaning independents who say the same.”
Those numbers don’t bode well for Trump or the GOP, according to a panel of experts who appeared on “Inside Politics” Sunday, with CNN analyst Jeff Zeleny noting:
That led CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins to add:
Zeleny agreed, concluding:
Sounds like many in the Republican Party know that Trump is a loser. And with legal problems piling up against him, even if he does decide to run again, he could be doing so while under indictment, which isn’t exactly going to draw independent voters to him.
After only six months in office, President Joe Biden has an approval rating that is flirting with 60%, and Americans are optimistic about the future, according to a new CBS News poll.
The poll, which was released Sunday, shows that 58% of those surveyed say they approve of the job Biden is doing.
Only two other presidents have managed higher approval ratings during their first six months in office: Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan.
Other metrics in the poll are also bad news for Republicans, who have been trying since Biden took office to slag him and suggest that he doesn’t know what he’s doing or that his policies are socialist.
Americans are also optimistic when it comes to how they feel about the future, with 52% saying they’re hopeful and 40% indicating they’re scared.
The main issue Biden was hired to deal with — the pandemic — is also a point of strength for the president. Fully 64% say the administration is doing well with battling COVID-19.
As if all that wasn’t bad enough for the GOP, consider the numbers when it comes to the Biden administration’s infrastructure proposals, which are favored by 59% of those surveyed.
And then there’s the matter of personality, where Biden’s predecessor always scored poorly, with 61% reporting they like the way the president handles himself personally.
Americans like and trust Joe Biden. That’s the worst possible news for Republicans because they have no platform of their own and are still under the spell of Donald Trump, who cares only about himself and is taking the GOP down with him.
Conservatives love to cite polls from the right-leaning Rasmussen Reports as evidence that their candidates are more popular than other polls indicate, considering it to be the “gold standard” of public opinion polls. Hell, even failed, one-term former President Donald Trump was fond of praising Rasmussen as “proof” that he was going to win a second term in office.
So it comes as a very bitter pill that Rasmussen has just released a new poll showing President Joe Biden’s approval rating at an all-time high in their survey, standing at 54% approval and 43% disapproval.
In comparison, at this point in his presidency, Trump’s approval rating was a pathetic 39%, which means he was badly underwater even though he was still supposedly in the “honeymoon” period of his administration.
It should also be noted that Trump left office (after inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead), with an approval rating of 34%, according to Gallup. The average of his presidency was 41%, a record low, and a full four points lower than any other president when departing the White House.
The Rasmussen poll didn’t sit well with those who voted for Trump twice, so they had a hissy fit on Twitter, accusing the polling firm of being biased, denying reality, and making other outrageous claims, much like their orange god. Take a look:
Ah, the tears of right-wing snowflakes are so damn sweet.