Rumors that Joe Biden was merely a figurehead for shadowy leftist handlers exploded during his 2020 presidential campaign and apparently continue to persist after his inauguration.
According to a new poll released by Rassmussen Reports on Friday, the majority of voters view Biden as a “puppet” of the radical left.
Bad news for Joe
Despite his promises of unity, GOP voters continue to distrust the self-styled moderate Democrat.
Rassmussen asked 1,000 voters if they agreed with the statement “Joe Biden’s not the moderate nice guy that they made him out to be. He’s a puppet of the radical left,” to which 54 percent of respondents agreed, while 40 percent disagreed and six percent remain unsure.
When broken down along party lines, 82 percent of Republican respondents agreed with the statement and 27 percent of Democrats affirmed the assertion.
The survey also asked participants if the Democrat party has too much influence over the president, and nearly half of respondents — 49 percent — said Democrats have “too much influence over Biden.”
30 percent said the party has “about the right amount of influence,” 13 percent said “not enough influence,” and eight percent weren’t sure.
Once again, Republican voters were more mistrustful of the extent of the Democrat establishment’s influence on Biden than Democrat voters are.
Harris doesn’t help
An important component of the GOP’s distrust of the Democrat party’s role in Joe Biden’s administration is radical leftist Kamala Harris’s position as Biden’s vice president.
Rumors that she would be the real policymaker behind closed doors exploded immediately after the announcement of her joining Biden’s campaign in August.
It doesn’t help that Harris has reportedly already taken over some of Biden’s presidential duties. Fox News reported last week that Harris is hosting diplomatic calls with foreign leaders without Biden’s input, an unusual task for the vice president to carry out.
“Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world,” the White House confirmed in a statement, igniting controversy about Harris’s alleged control over Biden.