Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse for President Joe Biden, it appears to have done exactly that.
A new USA Today/Suffolk poll revealed that nearly half of the Americans surveyed think Biden has been an even worse president than expected, and most don’t want him to run again in 2024.
Of those surveyed in the poll, 46% said they think Biden was a worse president than they expected, a staggering 64% said he shouldn’t run again in 2024, a figure that must include a significant number of Democrats.
Biden’s approval rating is also cratering, while his disapproval rating continues to spike.
Harris has even lower approval
Just under 38% approved of Biden’s performance as president, while 59% disapproved, signaling that he is underwater by 21%.
Fox News pointed out that Biden’s approval rating is about the same as Former President Donald Trump’s at the same point in his term, but Biden’s disapproval rating is much higher.
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris would probably be president by now if her approval numbers weren’t even more dismal than Biden’s.
Harris is 23 points underwater with only a 27.8% approval rating and a 51.2% disapproval rating.
A failing party
She has been strongly criticized for inappropriate reactions to questions, like laughing when she was asked when she would go to the border.
She has also been blasted for her handling of the border after Biden placed her in charge of that issue in March 2021. Knowing that it was a losing issue, she has tried to avoid it as much as possible and only visited El Paso after months of delay.
Democrat leadership is between a rock and a hard place, with a visibly failing president and a hugely unpopular vice president. They’ve got to be worried about the midterm elections coming up next year, where they stand to lose both houses of Congress if they don’t make a better showing than it seems they will.
Biden and Harris are no doubt a drag on the party at this point, although it has plenty of unpopular policies of its own. An election last Tuesday saw Republicans gaining 15 points or more in governors’ and state legislative elections around the country, flipping Virginia red for the first time in more than a decade.