By Brandon Moseley
On Saturday, President Joseph R. Biden (D) celebrated his birthday. He turned 79. Prior to Biden, the oldest President in American history was Ronald W. Reagan (R) and when he turned 79, he had been out of office for almost 13 months. Biden entered the office older than any President had ever been and according to recent polling, the Biden presidency has been a rough 10 months.
Here are the latest 10 major polling results:
- Reuters/IPSOS 44% approval and 49% disapproval.
- Politico/Morning Consult 44% approval and 54% disapproval.
- Fox News 44% approval and 54% disapproval.
- Monmouth 43% approval and 49% disapproval.
- The Economist/YouGov 43% approval and 51% disapproval.
- Gallup 42% approval and 54% disapproval.
- Rasmussen 41% approval and 58% disapproval.
- Quinnipiac 38% approval and 53% disapproval.
- ABC News/Washington Post 38% approval and 57% disapproval.
- The Federalist/Susquehanna 36% approval and 51% disapproval.
Whichever pollster you prefer, they all have the president's approval at dangerously low levels for this early in the presidency.
Biden was at 55.7% approval on April 7 and 50.1% as recently as August 13. The Afghanistan withdrawal turned into an embarrassing debacle and now rising fuel and food prices are threatening Americans' holidays, while the border crisis and the supply chain crisis continue unabated. Millions of Americans are facing potential job terminations due to Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to kill thousands of Americans.
Republican Party insider former State Rep. Perry O. Hooper Jr. (R-Montgomery) blamed "buyer's remorse" for the sharp swing in favor of Republicans.
"Biden voters are admitting to "buyer's remorse" stating in polls that they should have stayed with President Trump," Hooper told 1819 News. "Voters nationwide are asking for forgiveness for voting for Biden by voting Republican."
The president is not alone in taking the blame for this growing widespread dissatisfaction. Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in Congress are also starting to feel the heat.
On general congressional ballots, Americans polled said whether they prefer being represented by a Democrat or a Republican:
- CNN has it 49% Democrat and 43% Republican.
- Economist/YouGov 42% Democrat to 38% Republican.
- Politico/Morning Consult tied at 43%.
- Quinnipiac 41% Democrat to 46% Republican.
- Emerson 42% Democrat to 49% Republican.
- USA Today/Suffolk 38% Democrat to 46% Republican.
- ABC News/Washington Post 41% Democrat to 51% Republican.
- Rasmussen 38% Democrats to 51% Republican.
Again, that is all November polling and is in declining order from most favorable for Democrats to least favorable. The ABC/News Washington Post number showing a plus-10% spread in favor of Republicans is the highest number that the GOP has ever had in the 40 years that the pollsters have been asking the question: including the 1994 and 2010 Republican wave elections.
"Everyone is suffering at the gas pump and grocery store aisles," Hooper explained. "Democrats are even switching parties in Texas because of the complete chaos at the border."
Fortunately for Democrats, the midterm elections are 11 months from now, so they still have time to rebuild their coalition, but Democrats won in 2018 and 2020 by running against Trump. There was a wide feeling, stoked by the mainstream media, that the president was ethically challenged and that Democrats were better leaders. What exactly Democrats were going to do was very unclear to many. Once Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency all at the same time for the first time since 2010, they attempted to make a hard turn to the left and embraced "fundamental change." The "Build Back Better" agenda has failed to galvanize popular support behind Biden and the Democrats to this point.
Biden has lost more public support during his first several months in office than any U.S. president since World War II, according to Gallup.
62% of registered voters told the ABC News/Washington Post that they believe the Democratic party is out of touch with most Americans.
Meanwhile, congressional Democrats are pushing tax increases and their global warming agenda in their partisan Build Back Better bill that passed the House of Representatives on Friday.
National Republican Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement, "Everything Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats have said about their Build Back Broke agenda is a lie. This bill would worsen inflation by pumping trillions of dollars in wasteful spending into the economy, cut taxes on the rich, hike taxes on middle-class families, and add hundreds of billions of dollars to the national debt. Americans will see through their lies, and the RNC will make sure voters don't forget the Democrats' failures come next November."
On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the oldest president in American history and his aides are assuring close allies that he will run for another term in 2022 when he is 82.
(Original reporting by Real Clear Politics and the Hill contributed to this report.)