Media begin to acknowledge that Biden is ‘doing worse’ than Carter, could negatively impact Dems in November

For the past four decades, former President Jimmy Carter’s dismal single term has been the measuring stick by which the accomplishments and failures of his successor presidents have been compared, but that metric may soon be updated in light of the poor performance of current President Joe Biden.

Biden’s presidency has been increasingly compared to that of Carter’s, and now some political analysts and pundits surmise that Biden is actually “doing worse” than the president that virtually everyone previously agreed had been the worst president of the modern era, TheBlaze reported.

Further, Biden’s own fellow Democrats in Congress are reportedly “super-duper worried” that the current president’s terribly low approval and soaring disapproval ratings will negatively impact their already meager chances at electoral success in the upcoming midterm elections in November.

Biden’s approval ratings slump

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, President Biden is roughly 15 points underwater in terms of his job approval — the difference between his average approval of 39.8 percent and average disapproval of 54.7 percent.

FiveThirtyEight‘s statistical compilation of polls showed a similar negative spread for the president, with an approval rating of 39.8 percent compared to a disapproval rating of 54.2 percent.

That outfit takes things a step further, though, in comparing Biden’s current standing with that of all of his modern-era predecessors going back to Harry Truman. In that regard, as of Day 514 in each respective administration, Biden’s approval is lower than everybody except Gerald Ford — including Carter and Donald Trump — while his disapproval is higher than all of the others, including Carter and Ford and Trump.

CNN analyst says Biden is “doing worse” than Carter on approval and inflation

The comparisons between Biden and Carter seem especially apt, given the similarities in soaring inflation and gas prices, a stagnant economy, and bumbling failures on the domestic and foreign policy fronts.

TheBlaze noted that Harry Enten, a senior data reporter for CNN, recently told network host Anderson Cooper that Biden was doing “awful” in terms of inflation — which “killed” Carter’s presidency — as measured by record low levels of consumer confidence and the consumer price index.

“I’ll compare it to Carter at this point in his presidency, right? Look at the disapproval rating Joe Biden has on inflation right now — it’s over 70 percent. Carter was not even there at this point in mid-1978,” Enten said. “When you’re doing worse than Jimmy Carter’s doing in the minds of Americans on inflation, you know that they’re holding you responsible for the conditions that are currently on the ground that are hurting Americans in their pocketbooks.”

Dems are “super-duper worried” Biden will hurt their electoral chances

As for how President Biden’s dismal performance thus far has impacted Democrats ahead of the midterm elections, Axios co-founder Jim VanderHei told MSNBC that Democrats are “super-duper worried” that Biden will ultimately be a “drag” on their already slim electoral chances.

“You don’t want the president of your party sitting at 40 percent or slightly below 40 percent. You look at the numbers of independents, your swing voters, often around 30 percent, sometimes lower,” VanderHei said. “That’s terrible. Like, there’s no other way to cut it, and Democrats know that.”

Politically speaking, the current situation is indeed “terrible” for Biden and his Democratic Party, but it is even worse for the American people economically and in terms of how painful Biden’s failures are in real life outside of the D.C. beltway.

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